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multi-turbines helicopters carrying twenty to twenty-five passengers. When Paris and London or Brussels are within six hours flight time of New York's Airport this heliport and others yet to be built in the Metropolitan Area will be less than ten minutes from New York International at a fare not to exceed $4.00.

Along with these developments I believe we will see the coming of larger helicopters capable of carrying forty to fifty passengers from, for example, the center of Washington to the center of New York for a fare in the vicinity of $18.00 in a little less than one hour and a half. Specifically in England today there is an aircraft well advanced in construction which will fly some time next year. It is called the Fairey Rotodyne and gives very real promise of being able to perform the operation we need. In other words, even without this latter development it is readily forseeable that by 1965 helicopters will be carrying over a million passengers a year to the center of Manhattan -- not only to and from the big airports but also serving the public in many neighboring communities, such as Paterson, Peekskill, Stamford and Waterbury, Huntington and Farmingdale, Princeton and New Brunswick, etc.

Of course it can be said that this is looking ahead quite a distance and it must be acknowledged that there is much to be done before commercial helicopter transport can reach the stage described. However you, Mayor Wagner, you, Mr. Lowe, and you, General Seidle, have shown your confidence in the helicopter's ability to render an ever-increasing and more important public service -- and you have challenged us to meet the future aggressively and realistically -- we in New York Airways will do our best and you will not be disappointed. 


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