I spent this Thanksgiving on Long Island and managed to squeeze in a couple of awesome flights.
The first flight was a low altitude perimeter flight around Long Island. You can see the route from the cloud ahoy track below:
Despite the traffic and congestion on the ground, the island looked quite peaceful from 700 -1500 FT AGL just offshore. You can see Block Island and the famous Montauk lighthouse below:
The next day, I took an even more amazing flight with my buddy Mike B from 110knots.com. We took off from Morristown, NJ, did a flyover of Newark airport, a 360 around the Statue of Liberty, up the Hudson River, across Central Park and down the East River! All of this was done at low altitude (~ 1500 FT), which led to some incredible pix!!
|Statue of Liberty (while we were doing an overhead 360)|
|Flew just ~ 300 FT below the top of the Freedom tower|
After that, we continued southbound to see the post Sandy version of the NJ shoreline. You can see the complete route in the Cloud Ahoy track below:
The damage along the NJ shoreline appeared even more intense than anything I saw on the news! We took a bunch of video and I hope to post a YouTube video of it later this week.
So after a great holiday weekend, it's getting cold here and time to head back south to Florida...