The Empire State Plaza, from above

If ever you've wondered: "What would it be like to fly a remote controlled plane with a an HD camera near the ESP?" -- wonder no longer.

The embedded clip above was posted on YouTube this past February by user IloveSPIDERZ. The plane takes off in Lincoln Park, and fights what appears to some very strong wind (motion sickness!) while flying near the south end of the plaza. It's a long clip, but you can get a pretty good sense of it from a minute or two.

(Thanks, Carl)

Tangentially, elsewhere: If I Fly a UAV Over My Neighbor's House, Is It Trespassing? [The Atlantic]

Comments

1080p at fullscreen is a perfect recipe for getting nauseous.

This thing was just flying around the Plaza!

Scratch that. It wasn't the plane mentioned in the post, but some strange helicoptery thing with six propellers flying around the Plaza.

Strange...

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