Sunset Skyline tour of New York City. Global Girl flying a C172 with a friend.
ENGINE START: 0:40 | TAXI: 1:38 | RUN UP: 2:25 | TAKEOFF: 3:35 | NYC SKYLINE: 6:10 | 800X SPEED: 7:56
Here is how it worked: We departed KFRG, contacted KJFK, transitioned west below 500′, under JFK class B airspace, and requested the Skyline Route.
Climb to 1500′ was approved before the Verrazano Bridge. We then circled around the Statue of Liberty and flew north over the Hudson river. Request to cross over Central Park was denied because of KLGA arrivals, so we turned around over the George Washington Bridge and flew back south over the Hudson, towards VZ and back to Farmingdale.
Want to learn to fly? This is how you start:
1. Find a flight school in your area.
2. Call and ask to schedule an introductory lesson. Most schools have special discounts for first time flyers.
3. Show up!
You will most likely start your lesson by going over some ground training. You will then get to taxi, take off and maneuver the plane in the air. The plane is equipped with dual controls, so the CFI (certified flight instructor) can react quickly to recover from any mistakes you could make. His/her #1 goal is to make sure you are safe.
It is an experience you will never forget…
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About me: http://about.me/nadiamarcinko
About GG: Nadia Marcinko (‘Global Girl’) spent many years as an international fashion model and spokesperson, with clients including Chanel and Christian Dior. After many successful years in the modeling industry, she was ready for longer runways and became a licensed commercial pilot. Always looking for the next challenge, she continued on to become a certified flight instructor and a Gulfstream GII, GIII & GIV pilot.
Music is from Apple – iLife Sound Effects. The track playing 5:15 – 6:27 is called Newborn, the one at 6:28 – 7:50 is called Piano Ballad and the next one starting at 7:51 is Half Moon Bay.