From: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
46th Street and 12th Ave. at Pier 86 Manhattan
Contact: Rubenstein Communications Inc., Public Relations
Trey Ditto (212) 843-8063; firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUEST FOR COVERAGE
CRANE TO LIFT SIKORSKY HELICOPTER FROM
STATEN ISLAND PIER ONTO INTREPID FLIGHT DECK
A crane will lift the 5,000 lb Sikorsky helicopter from Homeport Pier onto the flight deck of the Intrepid on Wednesday, August 20th, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Homeport Pier, 455 Front Street, Staten Island, New York.
Originally purchased by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum from CFC Aviation in Georgetown, Texas in January 2007, the Sikorsky aircraft has been in Copley, Ohio since April 2007 for refurbishment. The S-55 model is a two-deck helicopter that first flew in 1949 and was used by all branches of military.
Overseeing the operation will be Eric Boehm of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum who is able to comment on the transfer of the Sikorsky helicopter, the aircraft restoration program and provide a progress report of ongoing restoration projects.
The Intrepid has been “on leave” in Staten Island for renovations while Pier 86 is being reconstructed and will return in October, 2008 and open to the public on November 8th.
||Wednesday Augest 20th
||8:00 AM - 10:00AM
455 Front Street
DIRECTIONS TO HOMEPORT PIER IN STATEN ISLAND
FROM MANHATTAN TAKE THE VERRAZANO NARROWS BRIDGE:
Exit to the right onto Hylan Blvd. Go to Bay Street and turn left. Follow Bay Street to Canal Street. Turn right onto Canal and follow to Homeport Pier.
Exit onto Bay Street. Follow to Canal Street. Turn right onto Canal Street and follow to Homeport Pier.