Helicopter ops allowed?

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?

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I know of no list, but if you are willing to compile one (or update a master list of RA’s with that data point) I can contribute a few entries where heli-ops are allowed:

0J8 – Flying Ten, Archer, FL
NC26 – Long Island Airpark, Long Island, NC
15FL – Cannon Creek Airpark, Lake City, FL

In my experience, it might be easier to note the RA’s where heli-ops are NOT allowed.

At Chandelle Airpark in Tullahoma, TN, we neither allow or prevent helicopter ops because we are a RTTF operation. Thus, the grass runway that is our airport access is a public airport and it allows helicopter ops. I would think it would be the same for any Residential Through the Fence airpark because they all are, by definition, flying from Municipally owned and operated airports.

Valley of the Eagle air park at 28AZ in Arizona allows helicopters. We currently have two helicopters, a gyrocopter and a glider.

Yes, we allow helicopters. One of our residents does aerial photography and often has a helicopter pick him up on his ramp for photo shoots. One of our other residents has a helicopter and although he does not keep it here, he brings it over on a fairly regular basis.

We also have a paved runway, a grass runway, a seasonal water runway/retention pond, and a balloon port registered with the FAA. My husband wanted the balloon port because he used to run a commercial balloon ride business in the Houston area and wanted to be able to have his old ballooning buddies over.

Pamela Mackey, Fair Weather Field, owner/developer

The proposed Yengarie Airpark in SE Queensland, Australia will allow helicopters (as well as gyros and powered parachutes) subject to them being able to meet the noise limit imposed for all aircraft – 81 dB(A) measured at a distance of 40m axially to the prop or 65 dB(A) when overflying at a height of 1000 feet.

No problem here at Myrtle Beach Hardee Airpark. We see many Military Helicopters and the Ospreys in our area. We have had them at our fly in breakfast before.

Holley Mountain Airpark (2A) not only allows helicopters but maintains alighted helipad separate from the runway.

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