Ten of us gathered to discuss the procedures for the New York Bravo corridor, here is an overview of what we discussed::.
The FAA kneeboard describing the NYC Bravo transition is the best resource for this trip. Here are the basics: - 1) the "Local" transition is flown without talking to ATC, but you should use the CTAF frequency and keep your head on a swivel looking for traffic. Best altitude for a fixed wing is between 600' and 1000'. 2) If there's a TFR on, you probably won't be able to make that transition without talking to ATC. That's done above 1,000', and most often at 1500'. 3) When you go local below 1,000', you'll report position on CTAF abeam prominent landmarks (see the kneeboard for a list.) 4) If you do the "Transient" route with flight following, ATC will still give you the VFR visual waypoint entry point as a clearance:, like this - "Cessna 7872G, Clear into the Bravo present position direct Alpine Tower, maintain 1,500." We have several members who will do this trip this week, and we're always happy to help other pilots - if you'd like to fly down the Hudson, we'd love to help! See the kneeboard link below, and check out YouTube for great videos of pilots filming and including audio, so you can hear what it's like to transit the nation's busiest airspace.