Considerations For Rooftop Heliports, Part 3

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The London Heliport's formalized conditions of use designate takeoff, climb and approach profiles that are offset by 15 deg. from the shoreline to remain over the center part of the Thames River for as long as it is safe.

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One of the biggest hurdles to urban helicopter operations springs from the lengthy battles regarding noise. During research for an article on the London Heliport, this author reviewed hundreds of citizen complaints in a formal noise complaint system used by London authorities to manage the...

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