Like everyone else that bore the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, helicopter operators in the New York and New Jersey area are cleaning up in the wake of the storm. Many HAI members have reported sustaining significant personal property damage. As they deal with their immediate personal needs, many — understandably — have not yet had an opportunity to assess the storm’s impact on their businesses.
According to the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC), as of 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning, Nov. 1, the East 34th Street Heliport (6N5) sustained heavy damage and may be closed for up to two weeks.
The Downtown Heliport (JRB) has no power but is otherwise ready to resume operations once power is restored.
The west 30th Street Heliport (JRA) is open for regular operations from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with the fuel system expected to the tested sometime on Thursday (Nov. 1).
Kearny Heliport (65NJ) in New Jersey is open and has fuel available.
HAI is prepared to support members in whatever ways possible.