London (just outside) hotel with helipad needed ??
Hi, I am looking for a nice hotel that will accept a Heli for a few days stay, on the outskirts of London, I would prefer one that doesn't need exemption from rule 5 from the caa... But what is close enough for a short taxi, car or train ride into the center ?? And not the heliport either as parking kills the job.
I’d suggest The Grove www.thegrove.co.uk It’s about 4 miles north of the Heathrow CTR and has both Tube & Overground lines within a short taxi ride. It’s a quite nice hotel. Also before/after your stay, you could pop into Denham (EGLD) which is just 7 miles southwest for a fuel top up.
I'm not sure if this is an option for you but my mother-in-law has a rather large farm which sits just to the south of Banstead, Surrey at the start of heli lane 7 I think, and is very helicopter friendly. Equally both Chipstead and Tattenham Corner rail stations are located 10 minutes away in a car.
Travelling time to London on the train is around 35 to 40 minutes, to either London Bridge or London Victoria.
For a small fee you can land and park a helicopter for as long as you want leaving you options where to stay, either nearby or in London.
I can forward the details if interested.
Last edited by SECRET SERVICE; 27th Jun 2012 at 21:08.
RMK - if The Grove is only a "quite nice hotel", what sort of hotel do you give an unqualified review to? It's almost sounding like you'd prefer to pay Battersea's landing and parking fees (even if they have reduced them 20% for light singles). LOL
Nelly - another option that springs to mind would be the Hilton at Cobham, but get your taxi to Weybridge station and not Cobham for a swifter journey into town. Or the Oatlands Park Hotel in Weybridge?
griffothefog - yes, and the CAA are banning flying helicopters within X million miles of London for the duration of the Games unless your name has a Z in it, you've filled out a raft of online forms on a day with an Q in it, at least five weeks in advance, etc etc (well, not quite, but...)
Re “quite nice” you’re reading too much into my wording. The Grove is very nice/stylish. I’ve flown into Grove/Clivedon/Danesfield and spent weekends at the The Grove. It would be my pick and you’d have the chance of being near to a “Tube” line and not waiting in the middle of nowhere at an overland train station.
Do EGB have the microvib kit for the balancing ? I went to London Heli to get my floor weights tuned, I liked what the tuning did to the ride so much, I went out and bought the microvib kit. Then spent a few days, getting them bang on.....
I recently flew with an examiner at Gloucester for my lpc, who made a comment....
I have never been in a 120 as smooth as this before...
But ah..... The rrpm has to be around the 411 mark as that's the 3per I tuned to !!! A little time and effort makes the ship the smoothest ride ever....