An interesting flight that puts the cat amongst the pigeons, or superhero.
I wonder what the AMA line will be, payment for services, and flight within controlled airspace. The video will no doubt be shown great interest by the FAA. It has already received more than 1.5 million hits.
Percelay wouldn’t reveal exactly who was piloting the planes in the video, only to say “[They] are expert AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) members with amazing skills.” They practiced flying for two days in Long Island before taking them out for a spin in New York. According to the Los Angeles Times, the three people-planes made six trips over the Hudson River, each lasting only five minutes due to the short lives of their batteries. One flyer did take a tumble into the river and had to be fished out by the NYC Harbor Patrol.