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East 34th Street Heliport



East 34th Street Heliport
IATA: TSS – ICAO: none – FAA LID: 6N5
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Economic Development Corp
Operator Mac Quarie Aviation
Serves New York City
Location New York City, New York
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 40°44′33″N 073°58′19″W / 40.7425°N 73.97194°W / 40.7425; -73.97194Coordinates: 40°44′33″N 073°58′19″W / 40.7425°N 73.97194°W / 40.7425; -73.97194
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
1 304 93 Asphalt
2 44 13 Asphalt
3 44 13 Asphalt
4 44 13 Asphalt
T 44 13 Asphalt
Source: Airnav:

East 34th Street Heliport (IATA: TSS, FAA LID: 6N5) is a heliport on the east side of Manhattan located between the East River and the FDR Drive viaduct. Also known as the Atlantic Metroport at East 34th Street, it is a public heliport owned by New York City and run by the Economic Development Corporation.

The East 34th Street Heliport opened in 1972, providing charter, commuter, and sightseeing flights, and served as a replacement for the heliport atop the Pan Am Building, which closed in 1968. After several residential high rises were developed in the neighborhood in the 1980s, the city was pressured into reducing helicopter traffic in the area. Sightseeing flights were banned from the heliport in 1997. In 1998, operations were further restricted by limiting flights from 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 6 pm on weekends. Weekend flights were banned altogether later in the year.

US Helicopter began providing regularly scheduled passenger service from the East 34th Street Heliport to John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in 2007, but shut down operations in September 2009. As of November 2009, it was uncertain if or when scheduled shuttle service would start up again.

Operations

Since this is a heliport and not an airport, there are no Instrument Procedures for this facility. The level of boating traffic in the neighboring East River requires that pilots exercise caution in making their approach to the heliport's landing pad.

Airlines

  • US Helicopter (New York-JFK, until September 2009)

Statistics

72% of the flights are airtaxi, 18% general aviation, 9% commuters, and less than 1% military.

Accidents and incidents

  • On May 23, 1974, David Frank Kamaiko, a 22-year man from Greenwich Village claiming to be a member of the Jewish Defense League, hijacked a helicopter from the East 34th Street Heliport and demanded $2 million in ransom. After landing on top of the Pan Am Building, the pilot tried to escape and Kamaiko shot him in the arm. The hijacker was held back by the other hostage inside the helicopter until he was taken into custody by police.
  • On February 27, 1975, a Bell 47G-2A on a non-commercial flight from Garden City crashed into a fence while attempting to land at the 34th Street Heliport in gusty wind conditions. The pilot survived but was severely burned in the resulting fire.
  • On April 26, 1985, the engine on a Aérospatiale SA 360 Dauphin failed shortly after takeoff from the East 34th Street Heliport, sending the helicopter into the East River. Five passengers and two crewmembers were rescued from but one passenger trapped inside the submerged craft was killed.
  • On May 2, 1988, a Bell 206-B on a sightseeing flight around Manhattan crashed into the East River near Long Island City while preparing to land at the East 34th Street Heliport, killing one person and injuring four others.
  • On February 10, 1990, a strong gust of wind sent a Bell 206-L on a sightseeing flight crashing into the East River shortly after taking off from the East 34th Street Heliport. A 14-year old boy was unconscious when pulled from the wreckage and later died. The pilot and three other passengers (including the boy's father and two French tourists) were injured but survived the crash.
  • On June 17, 2005, a Sikorsky S-76C carrying six corporate executives from MBNA returning to Delaware after a business meeting in New York City crashed into the East River less than one minute after taking off from the East 34th Street Heliport. All eight people aboard survived the crash.


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Location & QuickFacts

FAA Information Effective:2008-09-25
Airport Identifier:6N5
Airport Status:Operational
Longitude/Latitude:073-58-19.4990W/40-44-33.3660N
-73.972083/40.742602 (Estimated)
Elevation:10 ft / 3.05 m (Estimated)
Land:0 acres
From nearest city:0 nautical miles E of New York, NY
Location:New York County, NY
Magnetic Variation:13W (1985)

Owner & Manager

Ownership:Publicly owned
Owner:Economic Development Corp
Address:110 William St
New York, NY 10038
Phone number:212-312-3616
Manager:Mac Quarie Aviation Na
Address:Macquarrie Aviation Na, 499 E. 34th St. & F.d.r. Dr.
New York, NY 10016
Phone number:212-889-2551

Airport Operations and Facilities

Airport Use:Open to public
Wind indicator:Yes
Segmented Circle:No
Control Tower:No
Lighting Schedule:DUSK-DAWN
BCN LCTD ABOVE OFFICE TRAILER BLO ELEVATED HIGHWAY.
Beacon Color:Clear-Green-Yellow (heliport)
Landing fee charge:Yes
Sectional chart:New York
Region:AEA - Eastern
Boundary ARTCC:ZNY - New York
Tie-in FSS:ISP - New York
FSS on Airport:No
FSS Toll Free:1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility:ISP (NOTAM-d service avaliable)
Federal Agreements:N

Airport Communications

CTAF:123.075
Unicom:123.075 

Airport Services

Fuel available:A1
Airframe Repair:NONE
Power Plant Repair:NONE

Runway Information

Helipad H-T

Dimension:44 x 44 ft / 13.4 x 13.4 m
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 FT TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
Surface:ASPH, Good Condition
Edge Lights:Non-standard lighting system
NSTD RED PERIMETER LGTS.
 

Runway H-T

Runway

Traffic Pattern:LeftLeft

Helipad H1

Dimension:37 x 37 ft / 11.3 x 11.3 m
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 FT TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
Surface:ASPH-CONC, Good Condition
Edge Lights:Non-standard lighting system
NSTD RED PERIMETER LGTS.
 

Runway H1

Runway

Traffic Pattern:LeftLeft
Markings:Nonstandard, Good Condition,

Helipad H2

Dimension:44 x 44 ft / 13.4 x 13.4 m
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 FT TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
Surface:ASPH, Good Condition
Edge Lights:Non-standard lighting system
NSTD RED PERIMETER LGTS.
 

Runway H2

Runway

Traffic Pattern:LeftLeft

Helipad H3

Dimension:44 x 44 ft / 13.4 x 13.4 m
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 FT TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
Surface:ASPH, Good Condition
Edge Lights:Non-standard lighting system
NSTD RED PERIMETER LGTS.
 

Runway H3

Runway

Traffic Pattern:LeftLeft

Helipad H4

Dimension:44 x 44 ft / 13.4 x 13.4 m
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 FT TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
ADD'L 7.5 TO BULKHEAD.
Surface:ASPH, Good Condition
Edge Lights:Non-standard lighting system
NSTD RED PERIMETER LGTS.
 

Runway H4

Runway

Traffic Pattern:LeftLeft

Radio Navigation Aids

ID Type Name Ch Freq Var Dist
EWRFAN MARKERMaryann 11W10.1 nm
SKUFAN MARKERStanwyck 12W47.3 nm
OGYNDBBridge414.0012W11.2 nm
PNJNDBPaterson347.0012W14.7 nm
CATNDBChatham254.0011W20.8 nm
BBNNDBBabylon275.0014W27.1 nm
OPNDBOld Field Point Light316.0013W41.3 nm
NELNDBLakehurst396.0013W45.1 nm
SWNDBNeely335.0014W46.2 nm
SKUNDBStanwyck261.0012W47.3 nm
NELTACANLakehurst055X 11W45.9 nm
NELUHF/NDBLakehurst274.8013W45.1 nm
LGAVOR/DMELa Guardia078X113.1012W5.1 nm
TEBVOR/DMETeterboro021X108.4011W7.6 nm
CRIVOR/DMECanarsie070X112.3011W8.6 nm
JFKVOR/DMEKennedy106X115.9012W11.3 nm
COLVOR/DMEColts Neck101X115.4011W27.3 nm
DPKVOR/DMEDeer Park124X117.7012W30.6 nm
SBJVOR/DMESolberg076X112.9010W36.4 nm
CMKVOR/DMECarmel113X116.6012W36.8 nm
BWZVOR/DMEBroadway089X114.2011W38.8 nm
STWVOR/DMEStillwater033X109.6011W43.5 nm
BDRVOR/DMEBridgeport25X108.8012W46.0 nm
HUOVOR/DMEHuguenot108X116.1011W48.9 nm
SAXVORTACSparta104X115.7011W32.3 nm
RBVVORTACRobbinsville085X113.8010W40.3 nm
JFKVOTKennedy115.1010.9 nm
ISPVOTLong Island Mac Arthur109.4040.0 nm
BDRVOTBridgeport109.2545.9 nm

Remarks

  • HELIPORT CLSD SAT & SUN.
  • ALL OPNS OVER EAST RIVER.
  • NO LATE OR EARLY OPNS AVBL.
  • CALL AHEAD FOR PARKING.
  • "NX RAD" WX SYSTEM AVBL.
  • IFR CLNC LGA 1-718-779-7901.
  • VFR ONLY. NO INGRESS/EGRESS OVER FDR DRIVE.

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General Info
Country United States
State NEW YORK
FAA ID 6N5
Latitude 40-44-33.366N
Longitude 073-58-19.499W
Elevation 10 feet
Near City NEW YORK


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