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flying near hospital

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Thomas Viviano, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Thomas Viviano

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    I live about 2 miles from a hospital that has a heliport. Do I have to contact them before I fly? Is it a FAA regulation or is it just a courtesy?
     
  2. skyhighdiver

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    FAA heliports

    Still unclear but not very convenient as you may have to contact up to 8 different heli ports for one flight crazy who is going to do this
     
  3. Justgregg

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    i fly within a quarter mile of a hospital with a helepad I just land whenever i hear if any low fly helo weither its medivac,police or news channel. No problem
     
  4. alokbhargava

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    Talk to them and find out what they say. I'm not authority on judgement but 2 miles should be far away from an helipad and safe to fly. Also check b4ufly app if your area comes in NFZ.

    Also limit to 400' height and never fly towards hospital. Let no one point a finger on you that you are crossing your flying limits.
     
  5. ianwood

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    Call the hospital. Ask to speak to the person in charge of air arrivals. Tell them your location, start and end time. Tell them you will cease operations at first sight of any incoming traffic. Leave your number. They should be fine.

    P.S. Please post in the correct areas. IMPORTANT - READ BEFORE POSTING
     
  6. Thomas Viviano

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    Thanks for the info!!


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