Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our weekly series called simply the “Friday Photo.” Each week we’ll share a great photo taken from the cockpit – one that shares the joy, beauty or fun of flying. If you’d like to join in, send your photo and description (using the format below) to: [email protected]
The View: One World Trade Center
The Pilot: McGregor Scott
The Airplane: Socata Trinidad
The Mission: To spend a few days in New York City with my youngest kids
The Memory: After dropping my oldest son off at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, I decided to take my three youngest to New York City because they had always wanted to see it. I figured I might as well take advantage of the opportunity to fly the Hudson River VFR corridor. So glad that I did. The kids were in absolute awe at all there was to see. It was amazing to fly up the river and have a building towering high above you. I’ve been privileged to have so many awe inspiring experiences flying my own plane, many of them alone as I commute cross country. I was so glad I got to share this experience with the kids.
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- Friday Photo: Smoky Mountain Rainbow - September 22, 2017
- Friday Photo: One World Trade Center - January 8, 2016
The photo is all the more delicious when we consider how few countries on the planet would allow its citizens to make the flight you did. I hope your kids have indelible memories of these sights and treasure them all their lives. Perhaps it will help make them passionate defenders of our liberty.
It’s a fantastic trip, and I agree with the comment on being allowed to do this anywhere else – for instance London, Rome etc. when doing the trip definitely better South to North as that way you fly up the NYC side of the Hudson.