Zoned Airspace Goes Into Effect Over The Hudson
On Thursday, November 19, a long needed “exclusionary zone” over the Hudson River in New York City goes into effect. The new “zone” system separates the airspace for helicopters and seaplanes from the airspace for aircraft flying over the Hudson, reports rotor & wing.
VFR aircraft which operate under air traffic control rules will operate above 1,300 feet while lower flying aircraft using visual flight rules will fly between 1,000 feet and 1,300 feet and use the same radio frequency used by aircraft flying below 1,000 feet. These changes were made in hopes of avoiding another midair collision such as the one on Aug. 8 that killed nine people.3:23 pm