By now, we've gotten used to the fact that, for just about anything that exists, there's an app.
This wasn't always the case. Up until 2009, it was impossible to pull a smartphone out of your pocket, push a total of three buttons and order car service to pick you up right where you're standing.
If you think that's amazing, you'll be completely mindblown by the BLADE app.
Think of it as having your very own private helicopter conveniently located in your back pocket. BLADE allows you to book luxury helicopters and high-end seaplanes for up to 90 minutes of flight time.
BLADE, based out of New York, is the world's first mobile-based digital platform offering short-distance aviation at an incredibly reasonable price point.
Whether you want to book a flight from Manhattan to East Hampton for a brief getaway or you're looking to go incognito in Cape Cod, BLADE makes arriving in James Bond fashion an effortlessly tangible reality.
Other destinations include Mohegan Sun, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Fire Island Pines and surrounding NYC airports. Not in or around the Big Apple? No worries, expansion is on their radar.
BLADE's General Manager, Evan Licht, tells us,
Our goal is to literally own the short-distance aviation experience which we define as under 200 miles of travel, certainly domestically and internationally.
Think of it as Uber for luxury aircraft, but infinitely better for a handful of reasons.
Not only are you arriving to your desired destination in a helicopter and ditching the grueling street traffic in the process, but you're also given the satisfaction of being in good hands from the moment you book your flight to the moment you land.
Elite Daily had a chance to experience BLADE, and let's just say, we could get really used to this: