NYC traffic is so horrendous that it would be pretty convenient to be able to take off with a powered parachute (PPC) from the top of a building or from a park and be able to fly above all the traffic to your destination. I'm wondering if anyone has any insight into this.
I know the class B extends to the surface in upper Manhattan but how about downtown? Class B starts at 1100' (plenty of space for a PPC); could one fly around there without talking to anyone? Also, could one potentially get a class B clearance to fly around at low altitudes in upper Manhattan?
Finally, does anyone know how much space a PPC can take off in? Is there any way a STOL PPC could take off from an NYC rooftop (or more realistically an open space such as Central Park)?
Don't give this question too much thought, just something fun to consider. I think the real limitation would be regs here, even if you could go to the Great Lawn or something to take off.