Pilots take advantage of Britain's empty skies

Pilots fly high

in Britain's empty skies

Courtesy: The Tiger Club

Londoners are more likely

to spot a vintage biplane

than a Boeing or Airbus jet

as flying enthusiasts enjoy

airspace usually only open

for planes taking off or landing

at London's City airport

(SOUNDBITE) (English) PILOT AND TIGER CLUB MEMBER, ANNA WALKER, SAYING:

"I think the pilots are always looking for a new challenge and a new thrill, and there's opportunity of flying over an airport, which is shut down - it's just another attraction. And it's a beautiful part of London as well - flying along the Thames, the Thames Barrier, and just looking at the London skyline. It's just so magical."

With fewer aircrafts in the sky

Walker says the air is less polluted

providing pilots with spectacular views

(SOUNDBITE) (English) PILOT AND TIGER CLUB MEMBER, ANNA WALKER, SAYING:

"...the visibility has been unbelievable. And there's no smog anywhere. I fly all over the world, all over the country, and since the lockdown, it's noticeable how much clearer the air is."