Throwback Thursday
A New York Airways helicopter at JFK Airport. (Photo: John Atherton [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: New York Airways

One of the main issues for flyers in New York City is simply getting to the airport. During rush hour, the drive from Manhattan to any one of New York’s three airports can exceed an hour. For business travelers, this is valuable time wasted sitting in the back of a car. One solution to this problem was to take travelers to the skies before their flights. In 1949, New York Airways was founded as a cargo and charter helicopter airline…