But J.P. Tristani, a retired airline pilot and former Marine, disputed the degree of danger involved in flying over the Hudson. He thinks the key is having assurances that pilots who go into the area know the rules and are aware of what they have to do.
"Where is the data that supports that this area is dangerous?" he asked. "It is an area that requires pilots to be aware. … It is a caution area that requires pilots to be attentive and do the job they are supposed to do."
ABC News' Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.