If I own land(in the U.S.), can I create a private helicopter landing spot for my personal use? Would I have to register with the FAA or some other government agency?


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Helipads have the same issue as runways (as mentioned in the comment above: If I own land, can I create a private runway on my property for my own use? )

Generally, local regulations (State, County, City) are what can make it difficult. As part of planning to create a huge Amazon complex in NYC, Bezos wanted to be able to land his helicopter there. With enough $Billions at stake, he was able to get approval:


Although, that deal ultimately did not go ahead.

The other thing that can be an issue is insurance for a helicopter that might not allow off-field landings.

It would be much easier for example, if it were on your own farm, when you use a helicopter to spray crops.

Essentially, the FAA doesn't care, as long as it doesn't interfere with other airspace. But, local regulations might.

  • $\begingroup$ "Essentially, the FAA doesn't care, as long as it doesn't interfere with other airspace", right, but the airfield has limitations. $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Nov 28, 2023 at 18:15

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