LI student takes date to prom in helicopter

An Eastport-South Manor High School student made a grand entrance to a pre-prom event by arriving with his date in a helicopter.

Nick D'Amato, 17, is a certified pilot and had been plotting the trip since February.

"I'm feeling amazing," he said. "I can't believe I got it approved from the school to actually take the helicopter."

D'Amato landed on a field at the high school for a pre-prom party before going to the main event at Villa Lombardi's.

The teen hopes to make a career out his love of flying.

 

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