Will CNY ‘Eye In The Sky’ Traffic Reporting Ever Return?
In the wake of our busy lives, many of us probably forgot a time not too long ago when we got traffic reports for our morning and evening commutes from airplanes and helicopters. Our local CNY eye in the sky, Tony Bombardo who retired almost a decade ago just passed away and it got me thinking about reviving that job myself. But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it will probably never happen again.
It is far more efficient now to just take a peek at your Maps app and get real-time information while rolling to and from work than it is to hire an expensive airplane and pilot to roam around reporting conditions sporadically. Not to mention the safety risks of going up in bad weather or the multitasking of flying and reporting at the same time.
So, while the internet has proven far more efficient than life without it, the experience and glamour of yesteryear will definitely be missed by those of us that remember.
Read more about Tony's career HERE.