Los Angeles Airways Helicopter Service- A blast from the past

Los Angeles Airways Sikorsky S-55

Helicopter over Los Angeles in the 1950's

Los Angeles Airways was a helicopter airline offering several services around LA from the 1950′-60’s. The Picture above is a Sikorsky S-55 in flight over downtown Los Angeles. I love this photo! I love it for many reasons, first of all is because I am fascinated by anything and everything to do with Los Angeles history. Secondly, I think it is incredable that nearly 70 years ago there were helicopters flying the same path as we do today on our Los Angeles helicopter tours and other LA helicopter flights.

Los Angeles Airways helicopter tours

Los Angeles Airways Sikorsky S-61L (N300Y) lifting off from the Disneyland Hotel Heliport in 1963. (Photo by Robert J. Boser)

The Los Angeles Airways helicopter services were available from LAX to Disney Land and many other destinations around the city. Disney Land originally had a helicopter heliport located inside the park near Tomorrowland. It was later moved to the Disneyland hotel. I wish I could go back in time and go for a LA Airways flight!!

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  1. I was employee of L. A Airways from 1961 until services were suspended. Check out photos, videos, and stories from other employees .

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