Helicopter ride

Today I took a helicopter from the Manhattan heliport near Battery Park and soared over the city, waving to Lady Liberty, construction workers at the top of Freedom Tower, homeowners in Jersey City and the eerily-empty streets of Governor’s Island. It took me about two minutes to realise it wasn’t a simulator.



We took off from here - Manhattan Heliport

Libby and my pilot, Ralph



Central Park

Empire State Building, left, and Ghost Pier, centre, where the Titanic was meant to dock

Over the Hudson River, left, and homes along the New Jersey coast, right Brooklyn Bridge Back to the heliport It's over, over