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  • Distiller
    Talent on Loan from God
    • Oct 2003
    • 4760

    First scheduled helicopter airline in the U.S. in 20 years

    http://www.flyush.com/

    What do you folks think? Will that work out?
    Back in the 1970's NY Airways had over 400.000 travellers per year between Downtown Manhattan and the airports.

    8 pax per helicopter 12 times a day five times a week.
    At 159.- USD per flight.
    Operating between 3 and 8 S-76.

    I'm curious how they'll do...
    "Distiller ... arrogant, ruthless, and by all reports (including his own) utterly charming"
  • Whiskey Delta
    Vote for Pedro
    • May 2003
    • 2581

    #2
    Awesome. It would be really nice from JFK as it's a real pain to get from JFK into the city.

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    • Ren Frew
      Taxi Rank User
      • Jan 2000
      • 11826

      #3
      Seems odd they've reduced the pax capacity from 12 to 8 seats for such a short journey ? Is that a manufacturer spec change or is it the operator?

      Good luck to them though, seems a good idea. I can still remember the LHR-LGW helicopter shuttle run by B-Cal Helicopters with their Sikorsky S-61's.
      Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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      • Whiskey Delta
        Vote for Pedro
        • May 2003
        • 2581

        #4
        Extra bag storage? I don't know what a standard S76 has for storage but perhaps they are expecting high bag counts especially for the JFK traffic since most are international pax.

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        • D.Stark
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Feb 2005
          • 91

          #5
          I thought I read an article in Air and Space mag a little while ago that detailed the up's and downs of helio service from downtown New York to JFK? I *think* there was a crash with loss of life. There was also something mentioned about one aircraft putting down in the Hudson and able to float until help arrived.

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