Residential helicopter ordinances
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Grant
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Residential helicopter ordinances

02-05-2007 11:02:21

Anybody have any knowledge of a US county which has an acceptable ordinance relative to helicopter operations on residential property?[shadow=red,left][/shadow]

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Grant
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02-05-2007 01:38:46
Are you looking to land in your backyard? I think you will always run into resistance unless you live in the middle of nowhere or in a huge house/estate... You apparently already know this because you are looking for a place that finds this acceptable. Legal it may be but acceptable is another thing. Many a book can be written about problems folks have had  :swear: dealing with some silly A$$ city council  ::wall:. Good luck and maybe we can start a thread for locations that are helicopter toerant.
R. C.
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02-05-2007 03:57:26
  Thr state of New Hampshire has a state wide ordinance that if the local town has no restrictions, then you can land on your own property.  Very few New Hampshire towns have such a zoning restriction.
  Live free or die.
PA Pilot
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02-05-2007 05:44:58
  Thr state of New Hampshire has a state wide ordinance that if the local town has no restrictions, then you can land on your own property.  Very few New Hampshire towns have such a zoning restriction.
  Live free or die.

Same with Pennsylvania, but you can land anywhere with the property owner's permission if there's no local restriction.
YankeeZulu
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02-06-2007 11:18:50
Does anyone know what the rules are in orange county ca? 

Obviously residential is out of the question due to the density, but what about in a corporate or industrial park?
Ducati
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02-09-2007 03:36:15
I think is you called Robinson, one of their pilots could give your the skinny on Orange County.  If there is no ordinance that prohibits off airpot landings, you can land anywhere with the land owners permission.  But if you do it too frequently, they might shut you down with an ordinance.  Best to try for a heliport before even landing there once. 
mstern1908
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02-11-2007 04:11:43
It is always a good idea to notify the local police and/or fire department of any isolated off airport landings.  In most instances well intentioned citizens will see you coming down where there is no airport and dial 911 to report a possible crash.  The local police and fire will  a) notify the closest FSDO and b) show up before your cool down and it gets: a) very embarassing; or b) very expensive - local law violations (some towns require fire dept on scene of off airport landings and/or special permit) , reports to the FAA of "dangerous activity" etc.  If they have prior notice, the dispatcher will already know that you belong there and there is no emergency.
Grant
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02-11-2007 04:22:40
Good point Mark. I lived on a private runway right next to a highway. One time the sheriff came by to see if a plane had crashed because someone called 911 after watching one of the guys on the strip do a tailslide with "smoke on". The sherrif said the lady was hysterical and that she was sure it had crashed.
turbo
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08-24-2010 08:21:38
i have found that calling 911 and getting transferred to the local police or deputy will get the job done. stay out of any city limits too.
RVFR
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08-27-2010 02:54:18
Oh Brother, don't even get me started on this subject.  ::wall:  ::)  Crazy public.  :swear: