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.