Blade flight review: At Rs 20,000, is the 41-min chopper ride from Mumbai to Pune worth it?
The New York-based company has finally begun operations on the Mumbai-Pune-Shirdi route, cutting travel time from four hours to about 41 minutes
The deafening roar of the rotor blades is the first thing you notice, once comfortably tucked into your seats. The Airbus helicopter, with seating for six, ran full on the Thursday flight we took. Unlike a regular commercial flight, the copter hovers for a few minutes above the ground, before rising to about 700 feet. This is the maximum height it can fly to inside city limits, we’re told.