a helicopter serving as a taxi
In the 1943 quotation, referring to a small helicopter for personal use.
The ‘helicab’, a streamlined helicopter for family service…will have all the advantages of Igor Sikorsky’s helicopter for vertical ascent, the capacity to hover, and landing in a very small space.
I'm a hack, and I'm looking for a new helicab—something in fair condition. What have you got?
The helicab was parked in front of the house.
It was ten minutes past high noon when I paid off my helicab, ducked under the air blast from the caged high-speed rotors…and looked around at the sun-scalded, dust-white, mob-noisy bazaar of the trucial camp-city of Tamboula, Republic of Free Algeria.
One moment he and Billy were stepping from the elevator onto the darkened rooftop of the Merriman’s apartment and walking across to board the waiting heli-cab.
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