Jaycopter Ride

The ride nearly duplicated the sensations of a real helicopter flight as the machine was attached to a tall tower by a long boom. The pilot, at the reguest of his passengers, could hover, spin, drop, rise or reverse flight. It was first developed by Jaycopters, Ltd. to train helicopter pilots. The electrically powered cab had a ceiling of 100 feet and a circular flight path 125 feet in diameter.

For those who wanted to trying piloting a helicopter, there were 22 small models that carried no passengers, and were operated on the ground by controls like in a real helicopter. Admission $1.00 for the ride; 25 cents to operate the models.

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