My dad was on board a Continental Express ERJ from Buffalo to Newark this afternoon and he said that after they had taken off from BUF the pilot apparently asked for permission to fly low around Niagara Falls. So they did sevaral circles at a relatively low altitude over The Falls before heading out to Newark.
I know that some commercial aircraft have been used for sight seeing flights over The Falls in the past, but I am quite surprised that a commercial and scheduled flight would recieve permission to 'go sightseeing' over Horseshoe Falls.
So, does this happen very often in the area? Are pilots of commercial jets constantly asking for permission to do fly over Niagara Falls? It seems like it would be a pretty interesting experience.