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There is no heli pad!

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by loudgonzo, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. loudgonzo

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    There is no heli pad where it says there is supposed to be one. I live 1/4 mile from the "Walden Ranch Heliport", which is a house a few streets down.
    Just curious who does this get reported to? If I use the b4ufly app, it lists the helipad, and another a few miles away that is also a 'ghost' helipad. So pretty much my small town of Wylie Tx, has a huge part of in-flyable airspace because of non existent helipads.

    The only existing heliport in my town is at the U.S. Renal Care - Wylie Dialysis & Home Dialysis. And this one is NOT on the b4ufly app.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/U...ca220393adad3c!8m2!3d33.0082811!4d-96.5640534


    What the hell? Do I just stay away from the one I KNOW exist?

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/W...381361a9929402!8m2!3d33.0181729!4d-96.5069318
     
  2. Sagebrush

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    You can't get in trouble for flying too close to something that isn't there.

    SB
     
  3. JesterPhotog

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    Do you have your part 107?

    If not, and you are flying for fun then you just have to contact the airports that are within 5 miles. The app is a "hey look what is around you" not a "can't let you fly". Contacting a helipad that doesn't exist... kinda hard. So who is going to come back and say you didn't tell them you were going to be within 5 miles.

    If you have a part 107 then you should see if you are in a controlled airspace, if so, then follow the steps to get a waiver.