New York Airways

New York Airways was a helicopter airline in the New York City area for
30 years. Founded in 1949, NYA was headquartered at LaGuardia Airport with the Boeing-Vertol 107.
In February 1955 the one way fare from LaGuardia to Idlewild (now JFK)
was $4.50. Scheduled flights to the top of the Pan Am Building began in
December 1965, with service to local airports. New York Airways employed
the first African American airline pilot. Perry H. Young made his
historic first flight on February 5, 1957. Young had previously made
history as the first African American flight instructor for the United
States Army Air Corps. All of NYA’s old Boeing-Vertol 107s are still in operation with Columbia Helicopter in Oregon. New York Airways ceased operations in 1979 –

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