Meet Dustin Shaffer, owner of Island Air Taxi, the only airplane company based in Put-in-Bay. In the winter, he may fly 20 flights a day, back and forth from South Bass or Kelleys islands to the mainland of Port Clinton, chauffeuring people, groceries and anything else that needs to get on island after Lake Erie…

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The helicopter lifted off gently, swooping into the sky over Lake Erie and around downtown Cleveland. It felt like the first uphill climb of a roller coaster, the beginning of the swing ride at an amusement park. “Here we go,” said Ryan Maehs, a helicopter pilot for Paratus Air. Paratus — based in Put-in-Bay and…

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