Planeflyer wrote:Just a small point but isn’t this now the MetLife building?
wjcandee wrote:They were a crap operator, and when the service resumed in 1977 with them as the operator using the sikorsky's, one of their helicopters had a terrible accident, flopping over on the roof three months after they restarted the service, killing a bunch of people on the roof and on the street below.
NYPECO wrote:How did the clean up the crash from the top of the building? I'm wondering how they would remove the helicopter.
jfklganyc wrote:Why didnt service resume? I know about the blade killing someone on Park Ave, but as the saying goes “S&$t happens” and life usually goes on.
Was it Pan Ams decision or was a law passed?
Note, NYC looks very old and grimey in these photos.
Max Q wrote:I don’t think Chinooks were used in that service, rather a civilian version of the CH 46
Max Q wrote:It’s been many years since the Pan Am name adorned what is now the prudential building zzzzzzz..
And longer still since the rooftop heliport was in use ferrying passengers to and from their ‘Worldport’ at JFK
Anyone ever experience landing at this iconic place?
Must have been an amazing, slightly nerve wracking ? experience
LAXffDUB wrote:I feel old as well. I grew up in NYC. At the time it was routinely marketed as a competitive option to a taxi between JFK and midtown, along with ease of access to Grand Central Terminal.
I always get nostalgic entering the building from E. 45th Street. The outline of the PanAm logo is still visible on the exterior wall.
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