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Helipad regulations

Unread post by Etienne » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:15 am

Hi All

Got a call from a building contractor friend of mine who would like to know what the regulations are (or where to find them) for building a helipad.

It'll be in Centurion (on a private business property).

These questions are of most interest:
- Size of concrete, and size of markings
- Type of lighting (both i.t.o. colours and wether or not approved light fixtures must be used)
- Inspection procedures to get it approved by the CAA
- because it's in a commercial aera and at ground level what clearances (as in distances from objects) do you need to consider

Thanks in advance!!

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Unread post by Mauler » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:55 am

Call Leon vd Heever or Lizell Stroh at CAA for helipad specification. Leon vd Heever's cell no is 083 447 2527. For lighting specs, talk to Nelson Nkabiti at CAA.
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Unread post by Etienne » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:11 am

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Unread post by Agent Cooper » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:27 pm

Once you have the info please post it for all to see.
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Unread post by George » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:30 pm

Also do you need city (town) planners/council approval. Do neighbours have a say?

Know there was a guy at Harties who had all his hell to get mobile floating pad? :wink:
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Unread post by 123 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:55 pm

Agent wrote:Once you have the info please post it for all to see.
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I would also love to see the specs.
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Unread post by Etienne » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:58 pm

Agent wrote:Once you have the info please post it for all to see.
I'll try - I've put my friend on to the guys Mauler suggested... I'll try and get it posted, but can't promise anything :-/

Something I eventually did find after posting was this (although pointing from the CAA UK website, it's ICAO regs, so should be standard :?: ) :
http://www.orga.nl/development/data/Ann ... pter-5.PDF

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Unread post by 123 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:36 pm

Very interesting, thanks for sharing Etienne.
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Unread post by bendix » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:24 pm

[quote="Etienne"]

Something I eventually did find after posting was this (although pointing from the CAA UK website, it's ICAO regs, so should be standard :?: ) :
http://www.orga.nl/development/data/Ann ... pter-5.PDF

Etienne[/quote


Etienne: Not even close to SACAA standards - we are south of the Sahara in a third world country :!:

The Questions you have to ask your "friend" is :

1. Is the helipad going to be in a industrial or urban area?

2. Is he wanting to register the pad?

3. Is the pad for private or commercial use ?

4. Why the need for lighting?(Is it going to be used that much to warrant
the cost - portable lighting cheeper)

5.From own past experience +- 8 helipads the cost has been R500,000
without permanent lighting.

6.A elivated pad such on a building many millions of R's and then suited only for a certain class of helicopter ( min twin engins with capability to climb away on one engine)

unfortunately my file on this subject is to bulky to post on this forum , but CAA are very helpfull in this regard.


cheers

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Re: Helipad regulations

Unread post by snoopy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:00 am

Its an old thread I know - but one should add this here.

http://www.caa.co.za/Runway%20Incursion ... istops.pdf
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Re: Helipad regulations

Unread post by Tim » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:47 pm

Thanks, Snoopy. Do you know when (which year) and where did Basil give this presentation?
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Re: Helipad regulations

Unread post by cage » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:38 pm

Tim wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:47 pm
Thanks, Snoopy. Do you know when (which year) and where did Basil give this presentation?
I have more formal docs on this subject if anyone wants, probably available on the CAA site.
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Re: Helipad regulations

Unread post by turbinepilot » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:00 am

Cage could you please forward me the more formal docs to johanc@lantic.net? Thanx
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Re: Helipad regulations

Unread post by cage » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:05 am

turbinepilot wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:00 am
Cage could you please forward me the more formal docs to johanc@lantic.net? Thanx
done.
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Re: Helipad regulations

Unread post by Whirly » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:06 am

cage wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:05 am
turbinepilot wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:00 am
Cage could you please forward me the more formal docs to johanc@lantic.net? Thanx
done.
johanc,

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