I am looking at the possibility of installing a helipad at my house which is within 1.5 miles of a Class D airport. The location is not in the approach to any of the runways, however.

I am not a rotorcraft guy, so I am wondering if having a helipad this close to an airport will cause any issues?

(note that the whole area is Class B airspace, so it will always require a clearance to take off)

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    $\begingroup$ Is this is for Sweden or Canada? $\endgroup$ – mins Nov 20 '17 at 23:45
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    $\begingroup$ @mins yeah, yeah, very funny. $\endgroup$ – Tyler Durden Nov 21 '17 at 0:02
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    $\begingroup$ Unless you are within the inner ring of the Class-B you don't need a clearance to take off VFR if you stay below the Class-B shelf... Out of curiosity, why, not being a rotorcraft guy, would you want to have a helipad on your property? Probably won't do you any favors with the neighbors. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Nov 21 '17 at 2:04

In the US, normally it is not a problem. I would talk with the tower supervisor, to see if a planner could be consulted before you go too far down the road and start paving or something like that.

A good place to start would be a memorandum of understanding, where you and the FAA would work out the operations out of the field, and discuss arrival and departure coordination.

I could come up with a list of twenty heliports within 1.5 miles of Class C or D airports. Funny how hospitals end up near airports. Ditto for police facilities.

Life is easier if you do not plan on trying to get instrument approaches.

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