Jayspilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 290 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2129 times:
I just was looking through some pictures on the site and found some shots of New York Air operating Sikorsky helo's with passenger service..I was curious if anyone knows of any other airlines that operated them or still do. It would be interesting to see a big Sikorsky or Bell painted in United or Delta or someone else's paint job.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 26 Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2056 times:
I flew in NYA's S-61's between JFK and EWR a couple of times.
Chicago had a helicopter airline in the late 50's early 60's called CHA,
Chicago Helicopter Airlines. They flew old Korean War vintage S-58's and curtailed service on the early 60's because they "broke" a couple of them.
I can remember L.A. Airways in the 60's with S-61's. That was a while ago.
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
Aifos From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 61 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1903 times:
Heliairmonaco operating on the French Riviera has been in business for close to 30 years. Great pilots, lots of VIP passengers, perfect connections between NCE and Monaco! the website is worth the visit
Russophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1884 times:
Hummingbird Helicopters disposed of the Mi-8s some years ago -- they are now known as Trans Maldivian Airways (www.tma.com.mv) and operate DHC-6
Also in the Maldives there was Seagull Airways -- which also operated Mi-8s.
The Mi-8 was quite popular in the atolls, but this changed after a crash in 1994, and the government decreed a couple of years later that the Mi-8 was no longer allowed to fly in the country.
Other helicopter airlines include:
Malta Air Charter -- Mi-8 -- flies sked between MLA and Gozo
Baltic Airlines - Mi-8 -- flies tourist flights around SPB, with talk of scheduled services to nearby cities in future
Utair -- formerly Tyumenaviatrans - Mi-8, Mi-6, Mi-10, Mi-26 - world's largest civilian helicopter operator with over 180 operational choppers in the fleet
Iakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3304 posts, RR: 38 Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1793 times:
For the records...SABENA was the first (at least European) airline to introduce commercial scheduled helicopter services, that was 1-9-53 with 7-seaters Sikorsky S-55. They flew Brussels > Antwerp-Liege- Rotterdam-Maestricht-Koln-Bonn-Dortmund-Duisburg-Lille-Paris. The S-55 was replaced by the 12-seater S-58 in October 56
La Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1776 times:
I once flew Hong Kong-Macau with East Asia Airlines, based in the former Portuguese colony. It was in 1999.
They used to run regular flights (I'm not sure if they still do) between the two places with Sikorskis S-76.
The flight took 16 minutes and departed from the ferry terminal in Hong Kong, arriving also to the ferry terminal in Macau.
This was the actual helicopter I flew (CS-MHF then, now B-MHF):
VC745D From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 214 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1706 times:
I flew NY Airways from EWR to the Wall St heliport in June of 1968--a twin-rotor Boeing-Vertol 107. I later moved to NY, and while working at 350 Madison Ave a NY Boeing crashed on top of (or, rather, off of) the Pan Am bldg a block away, ca. 1978--that ended the use of the Pan Am heliport, I believe.
SprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1626 times:
HeliJet website doesn't even show ANY service to SEA, only 1x day BE1900 to Campbell River.
Just because there is a sign at F9 counter, they codeshare? Maybe ground handle. But they only goto BFI now anyway.
Canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2657 posts, RR: 12 Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1604 times:
Try Boeing field. They have an office on the northeast end of the airport, I haven't flown them, but they do have service there and I don't know how they get pax there. The last time I asked the F9 employees about it they said that there was talk of their 1900 servicing the SEA airport (not yet that I know), which might account for the sign. Next time you come thru the airport take a walk over there, I'm not making this up.
Iakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3304 posts, RR: 38 Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
look three posts before yours, PIA was definitely not the first...
Off topic, but Sabena also undertook was is believed to be the first large scale rescue operation by helicopters, flying 400 sorties during the first days
of February 1953 during the catastophic flooding of the southern Netherlands. Operations were carried out by Sabena's Bell 47G, who normally flew a regular postal service as far back as 1951
SprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1451 times:
I saw that for a time, they were flying BE1900s into SEA , I have seen a pic in AIRWAYS magazine. I think they flew them to Victoria for a bit. Now BFI-Campbell River.
Now they have relocated back to BFI, I guess a lot lower costs!
Apparently helicopters from Seattle area are not that popular.