Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Heliport

I've never taken a helicopter ride...but maybe someday!! This is a photo of the the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, a landing platform in the East River. They operate charter service to local airports from the Heliport, as well as sightseeing tours and VIP pickups. According to Wikipedia, much of the heliport's traffic is generated by Wall Street and the lower Manhattan financial district; top business executives and time-sensitive document deliveries often use the heliport as well. It must be nice to take off whenever you like!

10 comments:

Blue Wave 707 said...

I've read that the heliport would have mid-town service to JFK with helicopters larger than the ones in the photo.

One of these days, you'll be able to that too! :-)

Wanda said...

I've never been on a helicopter ride either....I'll put it on my bucket list... ((smile))

Olivier said...

il y a une belle vue depuis l'héliport. Je ne suis jamais monté dans un hélicoptère, mais je me dis qu'un jour je verrais bien une visite de NYC vu du ciel, cela doit être sublime.

there is a beautiful view from the heliport. I am never boarded a helicopter, but I tell myself that one day I would see a visit to NYC from above, it must be sublime.

Martha said...

Very cool. I have never been on a helicopter ride but ut sounds like fun. Every once in a while the military copters from Fort Drum fly overhead.

Dan Allen said...

Never been on a helicopter, always wanted to. I would love to fly over my home town, Philadelphia. Some day.

jay said...

No one else noticed "the falls" under the Brooklyn Bridge! That soon to be historic detail will place this photo in time.

Helicopter's are great fun to fly in and you should go. Have only been three times, years ago and thirty miles west of the city, but both the sensation and views are unique.

But be sure of an experienced pilot: two of my three flights were with one of the best, the same pilot who several years ago, saved his and others lives by crash-landing his NBC traffic copter on a roof in Brooklyn!

Ann said...

Love your blog, I have never been NYC, but, I have enjoyed visitng the city via your photographs, excellent and very interesting, I will call back.

Gudl said...

Yes, I would like to take a helicopter ride, too! Great shot.

D.C. Confidential said...

Totally cool photo! I'd like to try a helicopter ride some day.

Ming the Merciless said...

Cool shot! I haven't been downtown in awhile.