The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting


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Fifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. A fatal accident in 1977 brought that era to an end.

40 years later, E-VTOL technology could open a new chapter in short-distance airborne commuting.

Video by Raymond Schillinger

Camera: Brian Schildhorn
Animation / Graphics: Sylvia Yang and Chiachi Lee
Sound Design: Andrew Hylnsky

#transportation #history #NYC

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Nothing happened, this is all bs. Where's the footage of the helicopter crashing into the building? Just actors portrayed as civilians.

1 day ago

small airships with helium powered lift is much quieter than a rotor blade aircraft will ever be and safer

2 days ago

nice pictures

3 days ago

Helicopter pilot as just been killed today in a accident in new York it crashed landed on a high-rise apartment block!it's a good idea to have quiter machines if it was to be come reality!I think we look towards the future to much.we need to considerate on today. making flight even more safer!look at air travel today airplanes are crashing more because pilots can't over ride the new technology of computers and datea software.we need pilots to be able to fly manually as well.to over ride the new technology.i think the future of flight is dead in the water before it's ever gets off the ground.

4 days ago

YouTube’s algorithm doing a great job 👍😂
Timing 100

4 days ago

Antóin Fox ik pilot died

4 days ago

To imagine that another crash happened just yesterday in New York...

4 days ago

I feel bad for that lady who got struck, it’s just her luck it landed right where she was walking

4 days ago

The "elites" will NOT be able to escape the consequences of their genocidal immigration scheme. Their electric "drones" will be shot out of the sky, and any survivors will be strung up and skinned alive to the cheers of the masses below. #SawNothingOfficer

4 days ago

Another heli crashed in New York today

4 days ago

Bad news today

4 days ago

Really, is this weird today ?

5 days ago

I was 10 years old I remember this

5 days ago

Another case where we traded freedom for public safety. What do we have now? Very low to NO helicopter commute, and a hell lot more than 5 deaths in car accidents because now everybody needs a car.

5 days ago

New Yorkers hate the chopping sound of the helicopters overhead. This should be illegal. It ruins public spaces, and parks, with horrific noise.

3 weeks ago

5 from 500k passengers? Maybe people died eaten by shark, wins a greater number, *if you compare apple to pizza.

3 weeks ago

5:56 "MANY", not "ANY."

3 weeks ago

ok buddy retard, the world doesnt revolve around new york

4 weeks ago

For a moment I thought it was gta v 😂

4 weeks ago

One incident and heli rides are banned.
So many mass shootings and guns aren't.
US of A for you, ladies & gentleman 🤷‍♂️

4 weeks ago

Yeah, boeing is Not Reliable. Even on past

4 weeks ago

What a Co incidence this Got Recommended on 16 May 2019

4 weeks ago

Donald Trump started something and it FAILED??? 🙄 Tell me something new.

4 weeks ago

Statistically, it's safer than #Boeing 737 Max Jets.

4 weeks ago

Tragic as that accident was, many more people die every day in car accidents, yet we haven't ended automobiles. There are bus accidents too, we still have those. Nothing in life is 100% safe, and while what happened is horrible, it also seems foolish to completely end a promising use of transportation technology because of it. Maybe it's the optics of it or something. I sure would love to have the option though. 42 years later...think of how many more places would have helicopter transport which is actually affordable, and how extensive it would be in the big, big cities. A lost opportunity after a decade of presumably safe operation, all because of one accident. Talk about giving up! Seems like this would have been the opportunity to change some designs and make it safer.

1 month ago

Let's open that shit up!

1 month ago

This video looked like a 9th grader made it for his homework assignment. Nothing but cliches in the narration and the editing.

1 month ago

Some aircraft of all kinds will sometimes crash. It’s as old as aviation itself since 1903.

1 month ago

Not surprising that helicopter crashed. They looked like tuna cans. Technology has come along way in rotor technology. I'm betting crashes would be rare.

1 month ago

Too many accidents!

1 month ago

I’d give this new ride service a shot.....but, you first.

1 month ago