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Flight Procedures and Airspace Group

Heliport Evaluation Tools

The basic design elements of a heliport include an obstacle-free approach and departure path, area for hover maneuvers, final approach and takeoff area (FATO), touchdown and liftoff area (TLOF), and safety zone; as well as an FAA-approved wind cone. The heliport evaluation tool eases calculations and produces dimensions based on the parameters of the heliport use/type and design helicopter. Useful export features include a visual representation in Google Earth that will also display obstacle data input by the user.

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