Itching for a trip to the city, but not thrilled about commercial airline and train options? Fly Lindy, a subsidiary of private jet operator GrandView Aviation, is making private helicopter commuting accessible to the masses with a pay-per-seat private helicopter charter shuttle from NYC to DC to Baltimore. Traditionally a method of travel reserved for billionaires, Fly Lindy offers an exhilarating experience for its passengers in their Sikorsky 76D and Bell 407 GXi helicopters.
Starting as soon as this June, travelers from Washington, DC, New York, NY and Baltimore, MD, can book-by-the-seat tickets on a private helicopter. Every Monday and Friday, Fly Lindy offers morning, noon and evening departures from the DC metro area to Wall Street NYC and back. Private helicopters from DC to NYC can cost over $10,000 each way, making Fly Lindy an incredible value.
"Fly Lindy isn't only about a luxury experience, but it's safety and security that we promise to our passengers." states Jessie Naor, Chief Operating Officer of Fly Lindy. "Our approach to safety is industry-leading." While the Fly Lindy service may be new, it has a sophisticated aviation safety team and state of the art helicopters. The company promises:
- Two Pilots on every flight with ATP Ratings (the highest certificate issued to commercial pilots in the USA),
- Advanced aircraft technology, including: terrain awareness & warning systems, traffic collision avoidance systems, autopilot, pop-out floatation systems, and more,
- IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) Rated Helicopters, so flights can be conducted in the clouds safely, and are under the guidance of Air Traffic Control (i.e. NO scud running),
- And a Wyvern-Wingman Rating (a third party safety agency verifying their policies and procedures are amongst the best in the private aircraft industry).
Official booking dates are pending COVID-related travel restrictions and vaccine progress; to stay in touch on the latest launch news, curious minds can opt into updates at fly-lindy.com/about. Flights are operated under Fly Lindy's parent company, GrandView Aviation, a Part 135 FAA-certificated air carrier.