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Flying the New York City SFRA (Hudson Exclusion)

I completed the FAA online course, "New York City Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA)" on December 18, 2009.
Today, I flew it. Rich took the pictures. I reported, "Grumman Cheetah, Alpine Tower, Southbound, 1000 feet.", and intrusion into the exclusion began. The next mandatory reporting point, on 123.05, was GWB.

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Glad I didn't have to pay the toll crossing the George Washington Bridge.

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The next reporting point was the Inrpid.

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The next reporting point was the Clock. Here is a good view of Ellis Island.

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Now the money shot, Liberty Enlightening the World. (Statue of Liberty mandatory reporting point.)

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The last reporting point is VZ. (Verrazano Narrows Bridge)

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We then flew around Hoffman and Swinburne Islands and headed back up the Hudson River estuary.


Some more great pictures Rich took. Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

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Governors Island, another mandatory reporting point.

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Ground Zero

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Empire State Building & Madison Square Garden & ...

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Grant's Tomb

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After clearing the New York Class B Airspace, we headed to Greenwood Lake (4N1) Airport for fuel.

PS I guess flying around the Statue of Liberty wasn't an original idea of mine.

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