MIDTOWN — A small plane will conduct a flyover near Trump Tower between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, one of four aircraft that will hover over the city throughout the morning, according to police and the city’s emergency notification system.
Three helicopters will also fly at low altitudes over Midtown between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to conduct aerial photography, the NYPD said.
The brownish, PA 27 plane will fly over Trump Tower Saturday and Sunday as well between the same hours, according to Notify NYC.
Officials did not immediately say what organization was conducting the aerial photography or what the photos were for.
The public was alerted to the flyovers ahead of time, unlike last year, when New Yorkers — including the NYPD — were left in the dark.
After a military plane and two choppers were spotted over Manhattan in December with no prior warning, DNAinfo revealed exclusively that they were conducting a drill to practice extracting then-President-elect Donald Trump in case of an emergency.
A C-130 search-and-rescue aircraft and two HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters hovered over the heart of "no-fly" Manhattan for 40 minutes without any notice the week before Christmas, terrifying the public.
"The public should know about that," NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said at the time, adding that the NYPD had not been given prior warning of the maneuver. "What’s transpired in New York City over the last 15 years, we need to know that."