Setjet
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Helicopter Shuttle "JFK-Pan Am Tower" NYC

Sat Aug 24, 2002 11:39 am

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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RE: Helicopter Shuttle "JFK-Pan Am Tower" NYC

Sat Aug 24, 2002 11:59 am

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...



 
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RE: Helicopter Shuttle "JFK-Pan Am Tower" NYC

Sat Aug 24, 2002 12:01 pm

As I recall, the service basically faded away after one of the helicopters crashed....  Sad
 
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RE: Helicopter Shuttle "JFK-Pan Am Tower" NYC

Sat Aug 24, 2002 12:08 pm

(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.
 
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RE: Helicopter Shuttle "JFK-Pan Am Tower" NYC

Sat Aug 24, 2002 12:41 pm

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.
 
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RE: Helicopter Shuttle "JFK-Pan Am Tower" NYC

Sat Aug 24, 2002 1:04 pm

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.
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RE: Helicopter Shuttle "JFK-Pan Am Tower" NYC

Sat Aug 24, 2002 1:28 pm











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RE: Helicopter Shuttle "JFK-Pan Am Tower" NYC

Sun Aug 25, 2002 6:52 am



Ramp Service!

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Setjet
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RE: Helicopter Shuttle "JFK-Pan Am Tower" NYC

Sun Aug 25, 2002 10:18 am

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