For many New Yorkers, the sight of planes above the skyline is usually a recipe for unease. Just another stark reality in a post-9/11 world. Personally, whenever low-flying aircraft enter my direct line of vision, a split-second of fear quickly takes hold, yet vanishes just the same. But sometimes that brief moment of anxiety lingers. Such was the case on Friday evening, when a steady crop of planes approached city airspace from the south/southeast. Each followed a specific trajectory that was definitely too close for comfort.
Perhaps there was a change in flight paths due to the daytime storms in the Tri-State area.