Safe Heliports Through Design and Planning. A Summary of FAA Research and Development
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
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During the last decade, the Federal Aviation Administration FAA has published several dozen research and development RD reports dealing with the planning and design of landing sites for vertical flight aircraft. These landing sites include helipads at airports, heliports, helistops, vertiports, and unimproved sites. Vertical flight aircraft include helicopters, tiltrotor, and tiltwing. These reports would make a stack that is several feet high. Airport, heliport, and vertiport planners and designers should be familiar with FAA RD efforts in this area. We recognize, however, that many people do not have the time to read all of the published material. In addition, without a road map through all of this material, it may be difficult to see how multiple documents fit together to tell a coherent story on a particular subject of interest. With this in mind, the FAA has prepared this summary to assist you in becoming familiar with the results of these efforts. Airport, Helicopter, Heliport, Landing Site, Rotorcraft, Tiltrotor, Vertical flight.
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