Angeles Airways Sikorsky S-55 N412A
So succesful were the air mail
contracts that Los Angeles Airways upgraded their S-51s to S-55s
in 1954, and began carrying passengers. The
routes were extended far beyond the original four
points linking to LAX.
There was even a heliport at Disneyland. Other
airports and helicopter
pads served were at Burbank, Glendale, Alhambra, Fullerton, Ontario,
Corona, Long Beach, and
Wilmington. Mail was
still the prime source of revenue and the shot below shows a sister
loading mail at LAX.
Sikorsky S-55B N414A