They used to slow down on purpose around NY City and other cities to give you the full view.
Give me a window seat please.
The Red Tail airlines I was referring to is the U.S. Coast Guard. I flew them in and out of different locations in the Aleutians and Pribilof's often.
I've had the pleasure of flying with a lot of small carriers but the one I enjoyed the most was Reeve's Aleutian. After his death his wife still worked at the counter in Anchorage. She often took passengers into the office for coffee and a chat. Their planes were mostly old, but well maintained and super friendly.