Questions tagged [helipad]

A (usually) circular pad where helicopters take off and land; the helicopter equivalent of a runway.

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How are performance classes for helicopters/rotorcraft defined?

In helicopter/rotocraft literature, such as ICAO Annex 14 Volume II (how to design heliports), there's constant references to performance classes. How can I tell what performance class a helicopter is ...
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Do tower-controlled helipads have a standard naming convention?

Just wondering if anyone knows, or if it just depends on the airport. Edit: This question is different than How does the FAA determine which format of location identifier to assign to an airport?. ...
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What are the guidelines and regulations for building a helipad for multiple aircraft?

Are there any guidelines and regulations governing the ownership and construction of a multiple aircraft type helipad in a) the USA b) Europe?
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Are there any problems opening a helipad close to an airport?

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 ...
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Why is the planned Kingdom Tower Skydeck unsuitable for use as a helipad?

Why is the planned Kingdom Tower Skydeck unsuitable for use as a helipad? Originally the skydeck was supposed to be a helipad, but this idea was subsequently rejected and the feature was repurposed as ...