Qxeguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
An aquaintance of mine is the pilot of a local news helicopter. He regularly 'commutes' and lands in his back yard. His biggest pet peeve is the question "Do you have a pad?"...YOU DONT NEED A PAD TO LAND! EVERYBODY THINKS YOU NEED A PAD!!. That was his answer to me when I asked him this question. Apparantly the law reads something like you can land anywhere it doesn't cause a hazard to persons or property or where it is not expressly prohibited to land. I am bracing myself for angry a.net clarifications to this.
I fly boxes. Boxes don't bitch. Boxes don't barf. Boxes don't get drunk and do a number 2 on the beverage cart.
Mizzou65201 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1538 times:
Zoning would play a role here. You could pretty easily make the case that helicopter ops are far outside the scope in single-family residential zoning, assuming this area is sort of "standard" suburbia. If you were out in the middle of nowhere in Texas or Utah, like on a big ranch, wouldn't be an issue (but those areas probably don't have much zoning either.)