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Right across the river from Manhattan is where I grew up, and watched those New York Airways helicopters flying overhead and alighting atop the Pan Am building. Also saw them landing, disembarking and embarking passengers, and taking off at Newark Airport. It all made the future seem abundantly promising - but who knew then that Pan Am, and much else, would go extinct before the turn into the 21st century?
very cool. Here's a couple close ups of the chopper at JFK in 1967 https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2020/09/new-york-airways-helicopter-at-jfk.html
I’ll bet it wasn’t too cool when a bunch of people got chopped up buy the props while waiting to board. The thing tipped over due to some failed landing gear. Someone way down in the street also died from falling prop pieces.NY Airways didn’t last too long after that incident.
Been there and done that in 1973 on a trip from Newark Airport to JFK It was $100 one way if you had an international flight ticket with Pan Am.
It looks like a scene from "Coogan's Bluff" staring Clint Eastwood.
Ditto to Bogside. Did that flight about the same time. Watching the edge of the roof pad disappear with the forward motion is gut wrenching, 5 feet above "ground" and suddenly 600 feet of nothing to the street. Only did it once, they went out of business not long after.
From Harry's House by Joni:A helicopter lands on the Pan Am roofLike a dragonfly on a tombAnd business men in button downsPress into conference rooms