The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting

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Fifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. A fatal accident in 1977 brought that era to an end. 40 years later, new technology could open a new chapter in short-distance airborne commuting. Video by Raymond Schillinger Camera: Brian Schildhorn Animation / Graphics: Sylvia Yang and Chiachi Lee Sound Design: Andrew Hylnsky News Footage provided by NBCUniversal Archives. All Rights Reserved. ---------- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/

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