Blade CEO Offers Reimagined Aviation Experience with New Flights to Montauk


Given the immense growth in popularity of Blade, an aviation startup that offers helicopter and seaplane flights to destinations like Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and the Hamptons (from Quogue to East Hampton), it is no surprise the company has expanded its scope.

Blade’s CEO, Rob Wiesenthal, recently announced a relaunch of Montauk Sky, an aviation brand originally founded in 1942 by Raymond and Schuyler Tilney, two brothers in the U.S. Air Force, to fly fresh lobster to Manhattan. Soon after, people began hitching rides from Montauk to Manhattan for $5. After a 70-year hiatus, the fabled line has returned to the air.

The Tinley brothers, circa 1940.

Unlike the luxury Blade experience, which offers pre-flight upscale lounges and rosé, Montauk Sky honors the no-frills sensibility of the original Tinley brothers.

Rosé? No way. Prepare to be treated to ice boxes of beer, chips, lobster rolls, and laid back music on board Cessna Grand Caravan—a nod to the simpler time in which the brand originated.

One-way flights can be booked for $345 between Teterboro and Montauk with onsite parking. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this new experience, which the company has deemed “rugged but dependable” air travel.

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