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15th Feb 2013, 23:20

Found this in old papers. In excellent condition, from 1955.

Other than personal sentimental value, is it possible it has any monetary value at all? If so, to whom?


15th Feb 2013, 23:37
I think you've missed the flight . . .

Strange how helicopter transfers were going to be the way that passengers would be transported between terminals - and there was the Fairey Rotodyne . . .

Never quite worked out.

16th Feb 2013, 00:16
The rotodyne would only be useful for flying deaf people or those soon to be made deaf :}

Thermal efficiency was always the holy grail for engineers making gas generators.The next efficiency will be accoustic efficiencies.Making an engine quieter will eventually make gas generation more efficient and may require a totally different type of engine for gas generation.

16th Feb 2013, 00:37
Am I reading the price of that ticket right? Four hundred fifty dollars just to go from LGA to IDL (now of course JFK), back in 1955.

Hell, you could probably buy a new car in 1955 and just leave at JFK/IDL when you got there cheaper.

No wonder they went out of business.

16th Feb 2013, 01:21
More like four dollars and fifty cents. I think it was often included at no cost for persons transferring between the two NYC airports.

16th Feb 2013, 03:22
There used to be a similar shuttle between Disneyland and LAX back in the late 60's called LA Airways but after back to back crashes four months apart they folded. Odd this surfaced as I have been thinking about them the last week or so. It was my first ride on a helicopter.

16th Feb 2013, 03:58
Where were NBK and PCT, were these heliports?

16th Feb 2013, 06:53
NBK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Airways): New Brunswick. The code NJ-NBK is now allocated to the railway station. But IATA codes are shared with other transport station/freight termini.

PCT (http://www.pilotnav.com/airport/PCT): Carnegie Center Heliport

Loose rivets
18th Feb 2013, 00:50
One almost got a large yellow helicopter out of Exchange and Mart for eighty quid . . . until I found you had to buy them all.

That was the price of a Rolex GMT Master then. Well, eighty three inc purchase tax.

18th Feb 2013, 01:55
Thanks ORAC.

West Coast
18th Feb 2013, 01:59
There are web sites that sell aviation memorabilia, they have to get their stuff from somewhere.