As promised, pilots competing in this weekend's Red Bull Air Race has been getting their practice flights in since Wednesday. The event has pilots racing 10-20 feet above the Hudson River between the Central Railroad/ Statue Cruises Ferry Terminal and Ellis Island adjacent to Liberty State Park, Jersey City. The event's organizers also note that they have "coordinated with precise alignment and cooperation with local authorities on both sides of the Hudson river" as well as the FAA and other agencies "to ensure a safe and exciting race event for spectators, residents and our highly-skilled pilots." Battery Park TV caught video of some of the practice runs:

Tomorrow will be the qualifying race and Sunday is race day, and the event's main stage is at Liberty State Park. Details about ticketing here and more explanation about the race here.