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A Wild Helicopter Ride!

Celebrities, scammers, crashed Lamborghinis, crashed helicopters….and attempted murder!

I had heard that the Eurocopter AS350 that landed at Silver Lake July 7 was chartered and operated by Liberty Helicopters of NYC.  To verify I checked their website to see if our helicopter was part of their fleet.  It took some looking but sure enough there on their “NEWS” page is a story about reality TV star Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend rapper Tyga taking a Valentine’s Day sightseeing flight.  The copter pictured is the Silver Lake copter.


The page has a link to a Daily Mail story about the ride.

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I understand that the name of the head pilot at Liberty is Paul Tramontana.  I think he also does the bookings there.

We Google.

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Turns out Tramontana crashed a helicopter in 2001.  One of his passengers was a millionaire who apparently suffered a mental injury from the crash and then fell victim to a scammer.

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The second story in the Google results details the 2001 helicopter crash.


And yeah, Tramontana did serve time for an attempted murder in Suffolk County.

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I don’t know if Mr. Tramontana was the pilot who landed at Silver Lake.  I hope not.


  1. Resident wrote:

    Lawless Matt Doherty received a $2500 campaign contribution from the man who chartered the helicopter. I wonder if that means anything. I did find out that no one ever has landed at Silver Lake ever before.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8:37 am | Permalink
  2. HOFFA wrote:

    Honestly who cares about the landing , what I find more of a disappointment is the fact that our town council felt the need to LIE about it. Think about it if they would lie about something as trivial as this what else are they lying about ? I’m sure little Nicoly just happen to be at the park in the nick of time to take the picture. What are the odds is mom told him hey son a Helicopter is going to landing at the park today . What are the odds?

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 9:31 am | Permalink
  3. FUBAR wrote:

    Well, this summer we’ve had a helicopter, some klysdales and what next?

    Ps… are the goats still here

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 12:55 pm | Permalink
  4. ACQUISITIVE wrote:

    Advance sneak preview: Submarine race watchers scheduled for the entire month of October at each and every body of water in Belmar and all of its borders. All captured sightings must be registered with no later than November 1, 2016. All entries must be aged 18 or older and registered to vote in Belmar.

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:43 pm | Permalink
  5. adam wrote:

    Didnt this man teach Hani Hanjour to fly at Teterboro.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

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