Everybody knows things cost more and go faster in New York because it’s . . . well, New York. And those characteristics most assuredly apply to helicopters, which are very much a part of the Big Apple’s beat. While a light, single-engine helicopter in the upper Midwest might charter for about $900 an hour, its counterpart in New York goes for triple that. Landing fees for a twin at the West 30th Street Heliport can total $650. And yet that facility, along with Manhattan’s two other ...


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