If a flight department acquires a helicopter, it will try to find as many ways as it can to make the aircraft pay for itself. If the company is sited so that an access helipad is practical and the helipad is acceptable to the surrounding community, an instrument approach to the pad means the pad — and the helicopter — will be more useful. Fortunately, the FAA has provided guidance on how to apply for approval of such an approach. For the average operator, though, the resources and experience ...


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