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May 21, 2015

Google’s chairman is among several tech and media executives investing in an Uber-style app that provides helicopter services for New Yorkers.

Google’s chairman is among several tech and media executives investing in an Uber-style app that provides helicopter services for New Yorkers.

Blade launched a year ago and flies users to destinations such as the Hamptons, Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard, as well as local airports. A single trip starts around $575.

Eric Schmidt, alongside Barry Diller and David Zaslavs has invested $6 million in the company, which was started with just $50,000. The latest investment values the company at $25 million.

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