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02.23.15 Lainna Fader

My first helicopter flight, scheduled for 1:30PM on Saturday with NYonAir, was cancelled – as soon as we got to the Kearny, N.J. heliport, a heavy snowstorm rolled in. With zero visibility, we weren’t going anywhere. So NYonAir kindly rebooked us for the next day, as one member of our group had a flight to […]

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01.20.15 Rhett Jones

Anyone headed to JFK or Newark airports soon has a chance to travel like a boss. A new service that bills itself as the “Uber of helicopters” is offering rides from Manhattan for as low as $99. Depending on the service used, pickup location and traffic, a taxi or car can cost in the range of […]

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01.12.15 Rhett Jones

Photographer Vincent Laforet has flown “aerial missions” over NYC more that 50 times, but he’s never gone this high while doing it. The results are pretty incredible. Using some powerful gear, the images turn the city into a richly detailed, glimmering circuit board that might make you feel like you actually live in the movie Tron instead of […]

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07.11.14 Bucky Turco

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that two New York City residents were arrested and charged with a felony for intimidating an NYPD helicopter with a flying camera, or as it is popularly referred to nowadays — a drone. “Sources” told the Daily News that Wilkins Mendoza, 34, and Remy Castro, 23, were operating […]

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10.04.11 Bucky Turco

A little over an hour ago, a helicopter carrying five people crashed into the East River. It was reportedly taking off from the East 34th Street helipad and started to spin out of control. When the pilot tried to land the aircraft, it ended up in the water. […]

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