First scheduled helicopter service commences (Sikorsky S-51)

Wednesday, October 1, 1947



This was a scheduled air mail service operated by Los Angeles Airways, using Sikorsky S-51's. The service was known by the designation AM-84. Passenger services started a few years later.

Source: "Los Angeles Airways - The World's First Scheduled Helicopter Airline", Clarence M. Bellinn, Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 1,No. 1, January 1956, Page 111


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