Why Helicopter Airlines Failed

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Wendover Productions
Wendover Productions Prieš 11 mėnesių
There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and so posting a video about something so inconsequential is a bit awkward, however I decided to go ahead and release this today and postponing it from yesterday because I think distractions can play a positive role for some during times like this. I’ve made a $500 to each of three organizations that I believe to be doing great work to work towards ensuring every American has the liberties and rights they deserve. If you want to help and have the means to donate, I’d encourage you to look into these organizations: The American Civil Liberties Union: www.aclu.org The National Police Accountability Project: www.nlg-npap.org The NAACP Legal Defense Fund: www.naacpldf.org
MKNJ GT
MKNJ GT Prieš 4 mėnesius
Wow man really? I'm out.
Ony Quiñones
Ony Quiñones Prieš 5 mėnesių
Too political BS. UNsubscribed.
Mainmanrr
Mainmanrr Prieš 7 mėnesių
To say tiltrotor aircraft will be a thing is just wrong. The future belongs to compound helicopters.
FusionGaming
FusionGaming Prieš 8 mėnesių
Wow wait three months and you suddenly don’t care anymore? You only support stuff when you get likes?
Chris aka Schulbus
Chris aka Schulbus Prieš 10 mėnesių
i love this comment chain down here... but for real, do people actually think that videos that don't mention the current buzzword are bad? i'm happy when i see videos where i can escape this subject for a little bit. for me it's actually anticlickbait when it is mentioned in the title or in the thumbnail. but thank you for sharing the fact that you donated, it's very important to let everyone know... did you just mention it because you weren't talking about the current situation in the video and wouldn't seem like you're ignorant or something?
88waco
88waco Prieš 12 dienų
Did you forget about the market of helicopter transport to oil rigs
Michael Marx
Michael Marx Prieš 12 dienų
Why just don’t Build new subways? Much cheaper, better for the environment and you won’t get air traffic jam
Eugene Poubelle
Eugene Poubelle Prieš 12 dienų
Paris have TWO main airports, not juste Orly, it's Charles De Gaulle and Orly
Wiley Sneak
Wiley Sneak Prieš mėn
subtitles yes thank you
999九九九999
999九九九999 Prieš mėn
Hong Kong and Macau helicopter line: (I know the their is a hydrofoil boat to get between them but that is not the point)
Eve Adams
Eve Adams Prieš mėn
My maternal grandfather, Clarence Belinn, started Los Angeles Airways. It had quite a checkered history (several rotor failure tragedies were involved.) Great video as usual.
TrenchSniper21
TrenchSniper21 Prieš 2 mėnesius
I’m surprised there was no mention of helicopter charter companies that hop islands in Hawaii, Air Methods Corporation in particular.
Gerard Ligonde
Gerard Ligonde Prieš 2 mėnesius
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Ishan Pednekar
Ishan Pednekar Prieš 2 mėnesius
Basically economies of scale...
zekymurra
zekymurra Prieš 2 mėnesius
The towering mist precisely delight because breakfast spectacularly talk at a female fertile singer. pretty, tricky east
shy cucumber
shy cucumber Prieš 2 mėnesius
am i the only one who thought this was a half as interesting video
Nick P
Nick P Prieš 2 mėnesius
I can't get fresh milk anymore because someone stole Macau! Lmao 🤣😂 Sorry, I couldn't help myself....
Chainsaw Aardvark
Chainsaw Aardvark Prieš 3 mėnesius
This reminds me a bit of the downfall of large flying boats and amphibious airplanes. For a while the cost of setting up a new airport was expensive - so being able to use any lake or sea as your runway largely cut down on initial investment (though the added maintenance of such aircraft would add up later.) However in the post-WWII era of more ex-military fields and governments expanding infrastructure the lack of runways was solved. Helicopters and seaplanes still need a home base for maintenance - but the idea of being able to avoid the usual scheduling and fees of working with normal transit hubs may have some margin for success.
Robert Andrews
Robert Andrews Prieš 3 mėnesius
Osprey Nation!
Tom Mendenhall
Tom Mendenhall Prieš 3 mėnesius
I remember flying on a giant Sikorsky S-61 from San Francisco International to Oakland International. It only lasted a few minutes but it was fun.
Mark K
Mark K Prieš 3 mėnesius
Vtols like the one you see in the video will take 20 more years before they start to use them for commercial maybe. uber and others current plan is to build EV self flying small 4 people Vtols to use for city only where they would get assigned air space. most likely to see something start flying by 2030, depends on governments and how testing goes
Nathan Ongena
Nathan Ongena Prieš 3 mėnesius
Why is the voice made by the HAI guy ?
Damir Maatar
Damir Maatar Prieš 3 mėnesius
Le Bourget is always active as a private airport
pr0xZen
pr0xZen Prieš 4 mėnesius
Yeah I'm good, got my Harriet sitting in my opening-roof garage. I live in the Arctic though, so had to get an electric engine heater installed. A big thank you to Defa.
Nelson Brown
Nelson Brown Prieš 4 mėnesius
I'd be surprised to see an Osprey-type plane be any more successful than a helicopter for this kind of short-haul service. They're even more complicated (read: more expensive and more dangerous), and their straight-line speed isn't going to be a huge factor in this kind of short jaunt; the whole point is that they're removing the long travel time to/from the airport, not going 400mph. If helicopter services can't cut it, I doubt that tilt-rotors are going to solve those problems.
Jane Ya Know
Jane Ya Know Prieš 4 mėnesius
They needed a Catalina wine mixer
Yevgeniy Gorbachev
Yevgeniy Gorbachev Prieš 4 mėnesius
>the future is tilt-rotor aircraft *shows Osprey* Not with that safety record
Ines Joshua
Ines Joshua Prieš 4 mėnesius
I legit thought this was HAI while watching, this guy sure sounds like sam.
00UncommonSense00
00UncommonSense00 Prieš 4 mėnesius
I used to work for a company who's owner was a racing fanatic. For the Indy 500, he would charter helicopters to take us and our customers from the Embassy Suites on the northern edge of Indy and take us directly to the infield. I felt like a rock star. We would land, a guy in a suit would open the door and I would step out, hundreds of people packed along the fence to see if anyone important would step out. Plus, just to watch a helo land. Have some shrimp cocktail at our suite, watch a few laps of the race, have a martini then board "my" helo to take me out. Ah...those were the day. All gone now.
JD Diggy
JD Diggy Prieš 4 mėnesius
I have never thought about a helicopter for transportation it's always been a luxury ride experience for touring.
AaronShenghao
AaronShenghao Prieš 4 mėnesius
Maybe the solution is called CRH, or Shinkansen, or ICE. Or even Transrapid or Liner Motor.
Morita Hadad
Morita Hadad Prieš 4 mėnesius
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Rachel Roberts Prieš 4 mėnesius
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Ireallylikeeggs
Ireallylikeeggs Prieš 4 mėnesius
Deffo same
pierrecurie
pierrecurie Prieš 4 mėnesius
Isn't the main issue with tilt rotor craft their shit safety record? I guess that's why they're still in R&D.
Rachel Roberts
Rachel Roberts Prieš 4 mėnesius
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My name Isnt important
My name Isnt important Prieš 4 mėnesius
I'm in my garage right now literally building an ultralight helicopter, I'm working on its engine mounts and rotor axles. The future of helicopters is small 14 ft long personal helicopters but I feel that's a still a long time away especially with the learning curve of flying it which is a problem for myself, I have no idea how I'm going to test it without knowing how to fly but that bridge will be crossed when I get to it
Alexander Armitage
Alexander Armitage Prieš 4 mėnesius
Kobe
Bryce Bernes
Bryce Bernes Prieš 4 mėnesius
Bristow does just fine
Joel
Joel Prieš 4 mėnesius
What would be a cool business idea is for people trying to get to the Hamptons or Nantucket but werent worried about time constraints. I would offer them a ferry on an authentic sailboat. I would offer them snacks and Champaign while me and my salty crew get them to the Hamptons in a blistering 5 hours, or to Nantucket in a sweltering 14 hours.
Joel
Joel Prieš 4 mėnesius
I would love to commute in a Helicopter. Anything to avoid State Route-99
44_to_852
44_to_852 Prieš 5 mėnesių
No, actually Macau and HK. have a massive bridge that connects them. So there's helicopter, ferry or bridge.
1Heliguy
1Heliguy Prieš 5 mėnesių
Great simple explanation. It is highly useful to me, and I will link to it in my business plan.
Ben Nickelson
Ben Nickelson Prieš 5 mėnesių
9:36 Cape Air: finally gets its long-awaited government approval for one year in 2020 Covid: *allow me to introduce myself*
Dan Elgaard
Dan Elgaard Prieš 5 mėnesių
You really don't need 13 minutes of video to explain why helicopers won't make it into the passenger airline industry - I can tell you that, even before the very first take-off: Price and noise - then add the slow speed and short range - and then add the none existing comport, missing lavatory and total lack of onboard service. I can tell you why helicoper airlines will fail in 10 seconds...
Peter Langer
Peter Langer Prieš 5 mėnesių
It won't have a future because the tree huggers complain about noise... :-) Sad but true!
Yes
Yes Prieš 5 mėnesių
tell this to sheild
Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith Prieš 5 mėnesių
I used to do travel reimbursements at UC Berkeley. $75 in today's equivalent from Berkeley to SFO is totally reasonable. Ubers range between $50 and $100 for that journey, depending on traffic. Taxis are about $100-$125.
Mitchell H
Mitchell H Prieš 5 mėnesių
As a helicopter flight instructor, at 6:15 I WISH we were worth hundreds of dollars an hour, but that is simply not the case.
Richard Tickler
Richard Tickler Prieš 5 mėnesių
making your trains not shit with a gov owned railway would be a green and mass marketable solution. but that seems to be impossible to imagine in the US
Not Me Not Me
Not Me Not Me Prieš 5 mėnesių
2:27 I always thought that many airlines use airports that are a 1 hours trip away from their city centre, simply because the airline wants to use whatever airport has the cheapest landing fees. For example, Ryanair landing over 120km away from Barcelona when everyone else can manage to land at another airport only 12km away
The Garden of Eatin
The Garden of Eatin Prieš 5 mėnesių
If going from airport to airport, like from Hong Kong to Macau, a small plane like a Cessna StationAir should be able to do the job much more efficiently than a helicopter. Blast off on the small GA runway, climb up to 1500 feet and cruise at 200 knots carrying 4 passengers. A Bonanza or a Piper M-Class could do the job as well.
Hector Rodriguez
Hector Rodriguez Prieš 5 mėnesių
Here is another example... helity.es/index.php Had a great experience few years ago.
Romi Arkan
Romi Arkan Prieš 5 mėnesių
What I learned is that these helicopter airlines make deals with companies who need transportation to offshore sites like an oiling rig or remote destinations. It's a pretty small market but it's there regardless.
Alaqmaar Gandhi
Alaqmaar Gandhi Prieš 5 mėnesių
Guys around the world: *travel for 1 hour to get to the airport.* Me: *Takes 15 minutes to get to Dubai International.* STRONKS
Tyronne Simmons
Tyronne Simmons Prieš 5 mėnesių
RIP Kobe
Vim Alcel Naraga
Vim Alcel Naraga Prieš 5 mėnesių
This could work, if the helicopter pilots don't have their "greatest plans".
Steven Zhou
Steven Zhou Prieš 5 mėnesių
What is this, an American that actually pronounced Melbourne correctly? Get him on the protected species list!
Adam Wishneusky
Adam Wishneusky Prieš 5 mėnesių
LGA is near the center of NYC? Sure if you’re a bird. If you’re in a subway bus or car it’s a waaayyys 😝
Sammy Hamawi
Sammy Hamawi Prieš 5 mėnesių
Kobe bryant
Life Support
Life Support Prieš 6 mėnesių
10:20 Vertical take-off and landing aircrafts for passanger use will most likely not be as big as the military kind. Companies like Lilium or Airbus, etc. have concepts in the testing stage which involve new battery as well as propulsion technologies. Less noise and less costs.
Spacebug 111
Spacebug 111 Prieš 6 mėnesių
Luton airport 🤔
黄斌
黄斌 Prieš 6 mėnesių
Short answer: too expensive
Juan Matteo
Juan Matteo Prieš 6 mėnesių
Helicopter Airlines? We've got that in OpenTTD. Only got two types of choppers though.
Taliesin River
Taliesin River Prieš 6 mėnesių
In Vancouver we have regular seaplane flights and helicopter flights between the mainland and Vancouver Island and other places. And the seaplanes are going to be converted to electric, so that's cool.
John Gilmer
John Gilmer Prieš 6 mėnesių
Choppers are still high maintenance, relatively low capacity, and downright dangerous.
Freddy Chale
Freddy Chale Prieš 6 mėnesių
*What about Trump's wonderful *Trump Shuttle?* Helis to Atlantic City the Hamptons and LaGuardia Airport? Another hugely successful, wonderful, great, incredible idea. Wonderful, Wonderful idea. That lasted less than 3 years before going bankrupt (his specialty: Chapter 11).
Brett DeLong
Brett DeLong Prieš 7 mėnesių
What they didn't factor in was no one wants to go to Baltimore fast.
Nembly
Nembly Prieš 7 mėnesių
British Columbia has both a helicopter airline and a float plane airline from downtown Vancouver, the most populous city, and downtown Victoria, the capital city, which is on a large island. Because Victoria is on Vancouver Island, alternatives are driving or bussing to and from a 90 minute ferry ride. Also, as the city airports are outside the cities, a Vancouver to Victoria flight on a regular commercial airline has the logistical challenge of getting to and from the outside-the-city airports. Between the island location and the airports outside of downtown, it's easy to see that float plane and helicopter travel saves a lot of time and some inconvenience (for instance, public busses to and from the ferries may take an hour and be crowded, with standing room only) for people. I've booked Harbour Air flights and helicopter service for people I worked for who needed to get to a government meeting or conference. The float plane tickets are less expensive than the helicopter ones, as capacity is higher on the float planes, though there is a slight time advantage to the helicopter flights. Departure and arrival areas for both are within a few blocks of each other -- and the respective downtown -- in both cities.
Alfons Rasmus
Alfons Rasmus Prieš 5 mėnesių
Wow, you really put a lot of effort into this comment! That's a like from me
AeroGarage
AeroGarage Prieš 7 mėnesių
Helicopters are now more fuel efficient, and less costly for maintenance (rotors and engines having longer lifespans, less moving parts, ...). That might help.
Monang Agustian
Monang Agustian Prieš 7 mėnesių
Can't wait for Civilian version of V-22 Osprey and SB-1 Defiant.
Sofia Kovaleva
Sofia Kovaleva Prieš 7 mėnesių
In Moscow, there was also a first airport inside the city. But it was too small and to close to houses, so Moscow builded couple of bigger airports outside the city, and the territory was developed and builded with houses and shops. But there are still "Airport" metro station, where are no airport now.
Mainmanrr
Mainmanrr Prieš 7 mėnesių
development of tiltrotor aircraft has almost stoped, its not the future. The future is in compound helicopters.
Baby Canada
Baby Canada Prieš 7 mėnesių
in my city we have a helicopter that carries passengers from vancouver to victoria BC every 4 hours
Jc tan
Jc tan Prieš 7 mėnesių
Wasn’t The Rotordyne a vtol passenger helicopter/plane? Sadly it failed
Alex Coman
Alex Coman Prieš 8 mėnesių
From my experience those who have money to pay for flying with a helicopter on a somewhat regular basis buy their own helicopter. Then they find out the expenses of overhauled components and they sell it shortly after they buy it.
sm555
sm555 Prieš 8 mėnesių
They should call it Ubair 🤔
Deez Noots
Deez Noots Prieš 8 mėnesių
Because helicopters are stupid
shimi reji
shimi reji Prieš 8 mėnesių
What about Monaco it has a helicopter airline
Marneus Calgar
Marneus Calgar Prieš 8 mėnesių
There is a regular Helicopter line that flies from Ceuta to Malaga and Algeciras, Helity.
Lunar Beetlejuice
Lunar Beetlejuice Prieš 8 mėnesių
Sees a vertibird: My Fallout 2 Brain : aw shit here we go again
samto
samto Prieš 8 mėnesių
Bro the music sounds like the end of the Truman show
pspdudue23
pspdudue23 Prieš 8 mėnesių
5:10 for answer to title
I. S.
I. S. Prieš 8 mėnesių
Music is exceptional this time, really noticeable!
Kraut4Kanzler
Kraut4Kanzler Prieš 8 mėnesių
F to climate
baginatora
baginatora Prieš 8 mėnesių
As far as I know, helicopter airlines are a thing in Russia.
Karim Flut
Karim Flut Prieš 8 mėnesių
I’m sorry but the airport of “le Bourget” near Paris is everything but closed !
912-PIZZA
912-PIZZA Prieš 8 mėnesių
Hm
geotorum
geotorum Prieš 8 mėnesių
You sound like the guy from Half as Interesting
Max Lee
Max Lee Prieš 8 mėnesių
Bring back the Rotodyne!
Womp Womp
Womp Womp Prieš 8 mėnesių
Wendover: Not a single mention of the Rotodyne. Me: *Sad Mustard Noises*
Tsar Eric
Tsar Eric Prieš 4 mėnesius
I found this video from that video you mentioned.
36 00
36 00 Prieš 8 mėnesių
*Kobe has left the chat
Sequoia
Sequoia Prieš 8 mėnesių
There has been a bridge between Hong Kong and Macau via HKG.
Western Ohio Interurban History
Western Ohio Interurban History Prieš 8 mėnesių
"interurban air travel" Not a good choice of words, an interurban is an electric railroad.
Axel Priam
Axel Priam Prieš 8 mėnesių
Error in the video : Le bourget airport didn't closed. It's still used today for civilian and military use everyday
Tapas Ray
Tapas Ray Prieš 8 mėnesių
You have forgotten about Pawanhans India Limited
Bamaneck Jr
Bamaneck Jr Prieš 8 mėnesių
well I think they did succeed because look at Kobe
musAKulture
musAKulture Prieš 8 mėnesių
laughs in asia with our intricate bullet train networks
Sagar Patil
Sagar Patil Prieš 8 mėnesių
There is a service in Bangalore to travel from the city's tech hub to the airport, a trip that normally takes an hour and half, in 15 minutes.
ceefourem
ceefourem Prieš 8 mėnesių
Thank you for the video! I have some insights on a few points, please let me know if you're interested in hearing them.
Soup
Soup Prieš 8 mėnesių
loud , small , slow, uncomfortable. thats probably it
Trevor Heron
Trevor Heron Prieš 9 mėnesių
this is the HAI guy.
Thomas Klauss
Thomas Klauss Prieš 9 mėnesių
in the 60's people thought that somewhere around the 1990's everybody would have a private helicopter.
Anne Reilley
Anne Reilley Prieš 9 mėnesių
I've heard this narrator on another channel, but don't recall which.
Z Shieh
Z Shieh Prieš 9 mėnesių
baltimore!
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