Doug Hooker recently sent me an email asking, “do you happen to know or know of a list of airparks that allow helicopters?”. Well, we have a list of airparks, but I’ve never been asked that specific question. So, does your airpark allow/restrict helicopter operations?
“Brookeridge Airpark (LL22), in Downers Grove, Ill., is the closest residential airport to Chicago. Now thriving, it’s hard to believe that this airpark was on the verge of being closed in the late 1960s.
“In the early 1950s, pilot Austin Talbert had a vision to create a residential airpark where pilots could live with their airplanes. He purchased the 23-acre Brookeridge airport with its single grass strip and surrounding farmland.” Read the rest of “Saving Brookeridge” at the General Aviation News website.
There are many benefits to standardized arrival and departure routes. Noise abatement and terrain avoidance are two of the most prominent.
If Don Drummond has his way, a good many pre-planned routes will soon be popping up at smaller airports around the country. Drummond’s PilotPath is designed to aid the creation – and sharing – of arrival and departure routes. Continue Reading
North Carolina’s Mountain Air Country Club has a rather extreme runway. Located in the mountains near Asheville, N.C., the runway has 1,000 foot drops on either end of the runway threshold. Boldmethod, a flight training website and aviation blog, spotlights this unique airpark.