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Statue of Liberty, New Jersey, USA
The Statue of Liberty from the Air

The New Colossus

"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame."

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

This is a spectacular site to see from your plane at 1000 feet! We fly this VFR all the time - just follow the NYC Corridor instructions easily available from the FAA and have the right charts with you and the right freqs and it is EASY and unforgettable! I never, ever tire of flying near the Lady of the Harbor in New Jersey!

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight


Background:

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

The torch-bearing arm was displayed at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, and in Madison Square Park in Manhattan from 1876 to 1882. Fundraising proved difficult, especially for the Americans, and by 1885 work on the pedestal was threatened due to lack of funds. Publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World started a drive for donations to complete the project that attracted more than 120,000 contributors, most of whom gave less than a dollar. The statue was constructed in France, shipped overseas in crates, and assembled on the completed pedestal on what was then called Bedloe's Island. The statue's completion was marked by New York's first ticker-tape parade and a dedication ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland.

The statue was administered by the United States Lighthouse Board until 1901 and then by the Department of War; since 1933 it has been maintained by the National Park Service. The statue was closed for renovation for much of 1938. In the early 1980s, it was found to have deteriorated to such an extent that a major restoration was required. While the statue was closed from 1984 to 1986, the torch and a large part of the internal structure were replaced. After the September 11 attacks in 2001, it was closed for reasons of safety and security; the pedestal reopened in 2004 and the statue in 2009, with limits on the number of visitors allowed to ascend to the crown. The statue, including the pedestal and base, was closed for a year until October 28, 2012, so that a secondary staircase and other safety features could be installed; Liberty Island remained open. However, one day after the reopening, Liberty Island closed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy in New York; the statue and island opened again on July 4, 2013. Public access to the balcony surrounding the torch has been barred for safety reasons since 1916.
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (448 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Monday, May 29, 2017
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  Other Nearby Airports
There are 8 airports within 25 nautical miles of this location   Increase Range
     View    LGA   LA GUARDIA    9.4 nm at 56 degrees   (Public)
     View    TEB   TETERBORO    9.7 nm at 356 degrees   (Public)
     View    LDJ   LINDEN    10.1 nm at 245 degrees   (Public)
     View    JFK   JOHN F KENNEDY INTL    12.4 nm at 104 degrees   (Public)
     View    CDW   ESSEX COUNTY    15.5 nm at 316 degrees   (Public)
     View    MMU   MORRISTOWN MUNI    18.1 nm at 292 degrees   (Public)
     View    N07   LINCOLN PARK    19.8 nm at 322 degrees   (Public)
     View    NJ72   HOP BROOK FARM    21.2 nm at 197 degrees   (Private)
  Other Nearby Destinations
There are over 100 destinations within 100 nautical miles of this location, only showing the first 100   Increase Range
     View    Ellis Island, New Jersey, National Landmark      1.3 nm at 182 degrees
     View    Aviation Hall of Fame      9.7 nm at 356 degrees
     View    USS Ling Submarine + NJ Naval Museum      9.7 nm at 356 degrees
     View    Sunset Pub & Grill      19.8 nm at 322 degrees
     View    Cradle of Aviation Museum      20.2 nm at 83 degrees
     View    Pizza and Pasta      27.1 nm at 249 degrees
     View    Sky Top Restaurant      27.3 nm at 34 degrees
     View    Airport Cafe      29.7 nm at 333 degrees
     View    Tony's Taxi of Greenwood Lake Airport      29.7 nm at 333 degrees
     View    Kittatinny Valley State Park      36.9 nm at 302 degrees
     View    Sussex County Airport Diner      40.3 nm at 320 degrees
     View    New Jersey State Police Museum      42.9 nm at 235 degrees
     View    The Captain’s Table      42.9 nm at 235 degrees
     View    Sky Manor Restaurant      43.2 nm at 260 degrees
     View    Runway Cafe at Blairstown      46.5 nm at 292 degrees
     View    High Point Monument (New Jersey)      47.1 nm at 324 degrees
     View    Chucks Steakhouse      48.2 nm at 32 degrees
     View    Bernard's Restaurant      49.0 nm at 357 degrees
     View    Cosimo's on Union      49.0 nm at 357 degrees
     View    Sweet Marie's Cafe      49.0 nm at 357 degrees
     View    Van Sant Aerodrome, Bi-plane Flights!      49.6 nm at 256 degrees
     View    Van Sant Historic Aerodrome, Bucks Co., PA      49.6 nm at 256 degrees
     View    Culinary Creations      50.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Rick's Runway Cafe      50.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    The Flight Deck Restaurant      50.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Knapp's Landing Restaurant      50.4 nm at 55 degrees
     View    Access to McGuire AFB      51.8 nm at 215 degrees
     View    Cross Keys Diner      53.6 nm at 247 degrees
     View    The Waterwheel Restauant      53.6 nm at 247 degrees
     View    DeLorenzo's Italian Restaurant near N43 Braden      54.6 nm at 274 degrees
     View    Driving Range with Piper as a Target (N43)      54.6 nm at 274 degrees
     View    Log Cabin Creamery Ice Cream near N43      54.6 nm at 274 degrees
     View    Two Ts Golf      54.6 nm at 274 degrees
     View    N45      56.5 nm at 356 degrees
     View    NU_CAVU Restaurant      56.5 nm at 356 degrees
     View    The Casual Palate      56.5 nm at 356 degrees
     View    Walkway over the Hudson      56.7 nm at 7 degrees
     View    Air Victory Museum & Runway Cafe      57.9 nm at 220 degrees
     View    Airport Air Victory Museum of South Jersey Regional      57.9 nm at 220 degrees
     View    Airport Runway Cafe of South Jersey Regional      57.9 nm at 220 degrees
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     View    Down to Earth Cafe      59.6 nm at 253 degrees
     View    Willard H. Markey Centennial Park      59.6 nm at 253 degrees
     View    Latitude 44 North Cafe      62.6 nm at 13 degrees
     View    Perfect Landing Cafe      62.6 nm at 13 degrees
     View    121 at OXC      62.7 nm at 41 degrees
     View    Southford Pizza & Restaurant      62.7 nm at 41 degrees
     View    Yvonne's      62.7 nm at 41 degrees
     View    St. Luke's Corn Maze from the Air!      63.6 nm at 268 degrees
     View    Minnewaska State Park      64.1 nm at 347 degrees
     View    restaurant self serv fuel 24 hr      64.1 nm at 347 degrees
     View    26th ANNUAL WINGS N’ WHEELS      64.8 nm at 240 degrees
     View    Belle's Cafe      64.9 nm at 81 degrees
     View    Skytop Tower at Mohonk      65.0 nm at 356 degrees
     View    Flashback Diner      66.1 nm at 264 degrees
     View    Willy-Joe's Steak Shop      66.1 nm at 264 degrees
     View    Yocco's of Allentown, PA; The Hot Dog King!      66.1 nm at 264 degrees
     View    Pocono Racetrack from the Air! (NASCAR)      66.2 nm at 294 degrees
     View    Rail Trail, Fishing, Hiking on Appalacian Trail      71.1 nm at 274 degrees
     View    Butter Valley, Pennsylvania      71.5 nm at 256 degrees
     View    Land on a Fairway at Butter Valley Golf-Port!      71.5 nm at 256 degrees
     View    The Runway Grill on Butter Valley Golf-Port, Bucks Co., PA      71.5 nm at 256 degrees
     View    Cherry Ridge Airport Restaurant (NEW)      73.7 nm at 313 degrees
     View    The Airport Cafe      73.7 nm at 313 degrees
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     View    KHTO Just Plane Fun Day      83.0 nm at 78 degrees
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     View    The Children's Museum      89.0 nm at 45 degrees
     View    Wings Sports Bar & Grill      89.0 nm at 45 degrees
     View    Airport Diner      89.4 nm at 197 degrees
     View    Cranky Crab Shop      89.4 nm at 197 degrees
     View    Hamburger Construction Company      89.4 nm at 197 degrees
     View    Jilly's Fries      89.4 nm at 197 degrees
     View    Lucy the Elephant from the Air      89.4 nm at 197 degrees
     View    Ocean City Beaches and Boardwalk      89.4 nm at 197 degrees
     View    Primavera Pizza on the Boardwalk      89.4 nm at 197 degrees
     View    Spadafora's Seafood of Ocean City, NJ      89.4 nm at 197 degrees
     View    Bucca Di Beppo      89.6 nm at 259 degrees
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     View    Colonial Pancake House      89.6 nm at 295 degrees
     View    Petroleum Service Corporation for low-priced, high-quality Aviation Oil      89.6 nm at 295 degrees
     View    Valley Aviation at Wyoming Airport, PA      89.6 nm at 295 degrees
  

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