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Jaycopter was also built as a midway ride. The idea for this came after
traffic would stop along Highway 14 in eastern Alberta, where the Jacobs'
tested the Jaycopter, and people asked for rides. Peter's company,
the Jaycopter Corporation, made a 16-seat model for use at the New York
Worlds Fair of 1964-65. There, the Jaycopter hosted famous passengers
including John F. Kennedy Jr. and Caroline Kennedy. Three eight-seat
models were also produced, and were set up at midways throughout North
America in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and San Diego, California.
Jacobs also designed a miniature, version called the Baby Jay, building 23
for the New York Worlds Fair. He then designed an even smaller version,
called the Mini-Copter, of which 250 were manufactured as an arcade game.
The only existing Mini-Copter can now be found at the Aviation Museum, in
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