FAA Explains Low-Flying Plane in Ramapo

Statement from Jim Peters from FAA

A Federal Aviation Administration Challenger CL 60 aircraft flew at low altitudes over Ramapo, NY between 8 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. Wednesday as part of a “flight check” of navigational aids and obstacles on the charted approach to Teterboro Airport. FAA air traffic control was aware of the flight, but could not track the entire flight because the pilots had to fly below radar coverage at altitudes of 1,000 feet to 1,500 feet at several points during the flight to accomplish their mission.