A New York Trio: Visiting Newark, JFK and LaGuardia on a single flight!

One of the two flight paths used to create the above video.

This is most definitely not essential travel. But with New York City airspace essentially empty right now some private pilots are taking advantage of the opportunity to visit the area’s larger airports. And one of them has a pretty slick video of the results.

Looking up the aircraft history it appears that the video is a compilation of a couple different days but on the second day he does fly the low pass at all three airports. But the story tells better with the video content this way. If I hadn’t bothered to look up the flight paths I probably wouldn’t have known the difference.

One of the two flight paths used to create the above video.

This guy is the first I’ve seen with a video of the efforts, but he’s not the only one making such trips. Another pilot took a Cessna 182 up for a similar loop out of Islip a few days later.

This one, too. Including full stops at each, not just a low pass.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. There was a DC10 like military tanker looping low over NYC yesterday. Any intel on that? Looked like it was taking off from LGA but straight over Midtown.

      1. Thanks odd no NYC Notify on it but then some fighter activity up the river other days wasn’t

        1. And a P-8 was running some laps at LGA today, though it mostly just looks like a 737 so not as surprising for residents, I suppose.

  2. I worked airspace in New Mexico and North Texas but never New York. Still, I really enjoyed your trip. Thanks for posting.
    Alan Neace
    Retired ZAB & ZFW

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