The corridor between Washington D.C. and New York City can be a dreary slog if you are taking to the freeways and toll roads. Hard still if you are, dodging traffic to the airport or pushing into a crowded commuter line. For those who need to travel between the Beltway and Broadway in a hurry, there is a new way, a cooler way and a much faster way of managing the task: Fly Lindy
Fly Lindy, a subsidiary of private jetoperator 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, this style of travel is reserved for billionaires, nut 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.
According to Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons, flights from Baltimore CGS to Washington D.C. leave at 7 am and return at 6:30 pm. Flight time is 20 minutes, and the price is $250 per seat. Flights from Washington D.C. to New York City will depart at 8 am and 3 pm. Return flights from New York to Washington D.C. depart at 12:30 pm and 5 pm. Flight time is about 90 minutes and seats are $1,500 …and pets in small carriers are allowed. (Those with larger pets or wanting a private experience can charter the entire eight-seat helicopter for $8,000).
“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),
Official booking dates are pending COVID-related travel restrictions and vaccine progress but a June launch is likely.
Flights are operated under Fly Lindy’s parent company, GrandView Aviation, which is a Part 135 FAA-certificated air carrier.