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This Day in History (1968): Helipad in Service

The new landing and take-off location was officially opened Jan. 10, 1968, just behind the Administration building.

This Day in History (1968): Helipad in Service

From the Jan. 17, 1968, edition of the Arabian Sun and Flare


Dhahran's new helipad, located behind the Administration Building parking lot, was officially opened Wednesday, Jan. 10 1968, when the Bell Jet-Ranger helicopter operated by Petroleum Helicopters Inc. made its first landing at 8:55 a.m.


The helicopter, a turbine-powered model, is designed to carry a pilot and four passengers, and is used mainly to carry technicians and equipment to Aramco's offshore facilities.


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