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https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/pilot-requests-low-altitude-sightseeing-flight-over-amsterdam/ar-BB1cZJwc

When leisure travel is banned, some people will take whatever opportunity they can find to explore.

A pilot had his hopes dashed when he requested to fly at low altitude to do some sightseeing over  Amsterdam.

The Aeromexico 787 pilot made the request shortly after take-off from Schiphol Airport on 17 January, asking if the plane could deviate from its normal flight path to do some sightseeing above the Dutch capital.

“Is there any chance that we can make a visual flight over Amsterdam at 4,000ft?”, the pilot can be heard asking the air traffic control tower in a recording shared on social media.

The controller sounds a little incredulous as she responds: “Fly over Amsterdam at 4,000ft? Confirm, you want?”“Yes, that’s what we are requesting,” he replies. The controller tells the pilot it’s “not possible”.

“I was thinking because it was near the airport…” he argues, but the controller stands firm.“Yes, that’s what we are requesting,” he replies. The controller tells the pilot it’s “not possible”.

“I was thinking because it was near the airport…” he argues, but the controller stands firm.

https://twitter.com/EHEH_Spotter/status/1351517692897988608 (audio)