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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1112 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5070 times:

I am looking for any information on the Pan Am shuttle that ran between JFK Airport and the former Pan Am Tower on Park Avenue.

- Was it really a complimentary service for First and Business Class?
- How much was a ticket for other passengers?
- Does anybody know about the timetable of that service?
- What helicopters did they use and why and when was the service stopped?
- Where did the helicopters take off at JFK?
- Are there any pictures available?

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User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

This is what you're looking for?  Smile


Ah, the good old days of Pan Am...  Sad I really missed it. They used to allow first class passengers, even those using Worldpass FC awards, to fly on it...





User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

As I recall, the service basically faded away after one of the helicopters crashed....  Sad

User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5044 times:

(disregard my remark about Worldpass awards, that was for a free limo service on FC awards)

I used to have photos of the helipad, but they are some where in my basement.


User currently offlineBluemeatball From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

Even before the S-61s were used as pictured above, Boeing V-107s were used. I had the privilege of flying on one between JFK and EWR. There was room for about 17 passengers and 1 flight attendent. For part of the time PAs terminal at JFK was used and for a while they departed from TWAs terminal.

User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16822 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

Pan Am also operated in the '80s to the Wall street heliport using more modern helios for which the name escapes me, they looked like the one from Airwolf in Pan Am colors.

If you ever watch the movie Scarface, Tony flies the Pan Am shuttle into the Wall Street heliport.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineLatinPlane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2713 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4974 times:











Online Source: http://www.helispot.com/photos/member/00632.html

PAN AM, World's Most Experienced Airline.


 Smile LatinPlane


User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4875 times:



Ramp Service!

CH



"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4833 times:

I wonder if that helicopter would take off that close to a 727.
Thanks for all the information!


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