August 17 (Wed) 7:00pm The New York City "Bay Tour"

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Manhattan in New York City is one of the most picturesque and popular tourist destinations in the United States. Every day, hundreds of pilots and passengers experience the island of 8 million people from above, negotiating high winds, skyscrapers, narrow river corridors, and wake turbulence.

The Hudson and East River Class B Exclusion Special Flight Rules Areas (SFRAs) and the airspace surrounding New York City are some of the most complex and heavily trafficked VFR corridors in the United States. Strict rules exist to separate transient fixed-wing operations, Manhattan-bound helicopter flights, and jet traffic inbound to JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports. Join SCFC pilot and almost-New Yorker Larson Holt for a review of the history and layout of the Hudson and East River SFRAs to prepare you for a flight over the Big Apple.

Larson Holt is a high-performance endorsed private pilot who learned to fly at SCFC. When he isn't flying a bay tour or working SCFC's front desk, he attends Columbia University in New York City.

This event qualifies for FAA WINGS credit, click here to register.

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