Hudson air corridor among most challenging

08/11/2009 | Google

The airspace over the New York City stretch of the Hudson River is the trickiest to maneuver in America, yet countless sightseeing helicopters and small planes cruise it daily, relying on "see and avoid" tactics rather than radar or flight tower warnings to avoid collisions. Because of the tall buildings on both sides of the Hudson, the airspace has been likened to an aviation canyon. "There is no getting around it that the New York airspace is one of the busiest airspaces in the world," said Matt Zuccaro, president of the Helicopter Association International.

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