Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Rotorheads
Reload this Page >

Helipads, hotels and Others: Requests, Recommendations & Rip-offs

Rotorheads A haven for helicopter professionals to discuss the things that affect them

Helipads, hotels and Others: Requests, Recommendations & Rip-offs

Old 28th Jul 2008, 08:03
  #161 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 444
Pretty much impossible. And doubtful that the CAA would give permission for Port Solent - unlicensed in congested area etc. I believe the police ASU still control part of Lee on Solent airfield. Or you could ask Atlas Helicopters.....
JimBall is offline  
Old 28th Jul 2008, 09:46
  #162 (permalink)  
Red On, Green On
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Between the woods and the water
Age: 20
Posts: 6,486
Some constructive googling and I came up with David Horne on 023 92324553 of Fort Widley Riding School, and the charge is 25 for the day. Six miles to the centre of Portsmouth. It's about as close as you can get before you hit the congested area of Cosham which is on/S of the A27/A3
airborne_artist is offline  
Old 30th Jul 2008, 11:44
  #163 (permalink)  
JCR
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 57
Question Help required-please!-re Padstow Private site

Hello all.

Does anyone know of a good, safe, cheap-!- private site in Padstow, Cornwall-suitable for an R44 to be left overnight?

Thanks in advance!

JR
JCR is offline  
Old 30th Jul 2008, 12:09
  #164 (permalink)  
Red On, Green On
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Between the woods and the water
Age: 20
Posts: 6,486
Padstow LS
airborne_artist is offline  
Old 30th Jul 2008, 13:23
  #165 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 2,766
St Mawgan isn't a million miles away.


aa,

Your link points us towards this post:

"I can recommend Burgh Island near to Plymouth. Fantastic hotel, great little pad and no landing fee. Paid 50 to land in the car park next to Padstow for Rick Steins but they did look after us and provide security for the heli so can't really complain."

Is there a typo in there? (Because Padstow obviously isn't very close to Plymouth.)
Bravo73 is offline  
Old 30th Jul 2008, 15:29
  #166 (permalink)  
JCR
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 57
Padstow!



Sorry-I'm confused too!

Def need Padstow-not Plymouth!

JR
JCR is offline  
Old 30th Jul 2008, 18:25
  #167 (permalink)  
Red On, Green On
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Between the woods and the water
Age: 20
Posts: 6,486
JCR - the para also says this:

Paid 50 to land in the car park next to Padstow for Rick Steins* but they did look after us and provide security for the heli so can't really complain."

*Rick Stein = the owner of all things commercial in Padstow. Google gives 23,100 pages listing the phrase "Rick Stein Padstow"

Last edited by airborne_artist; 30th Jul 2008 at 18:42.
airborne_artist is offline  
Old 30th Jul 2008, 18:32
  #168 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: lancashire
Age: 49
Posts: 138
I belive it's changing it name to Padstien!
on21 is offline  
Old 31st Jul 2008, 12:55
  #169 (permalink)  
JCR
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 57
Padstow.

Thank you!

Will e-mail them and ask.

JR
JCR is offline  
Old 31st Jul 2008, 13:44
  #170 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 103
landing sites near Stoke on Trent?

Anyone know of any landing sites near to Stoke? I have looked in all the usual places but there seems to be a lack of advertised places to land.
Thanks in advance
Billywizz is offline  
Old 31st Jul 2008, 14:43
  #171 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 569
Trentham rings a bell - quite close to the football stadium.
AircraftOperations is offline  
Old 31st Jul 2008, 16:41
  #172 (permalink)  

There are no limits
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 503
There's a gliding club at Seighford which is near enough but far enough away, if you knew Stoke as I do.
What Limits is offline  
Old 1st Aug 2008, 05:39
  #173 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 460
Hotel just off M6 J15 (?) - Holiday Inn I think.

Brittania Stadium

There's aother hotel also but I can't remember its name - try google ' Hotel Helipad Stoke'.

JJ
jellycopter is offline  
Old 5th Aug 2008, 14:01
  #174 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 103
Seighford only let you in if related to gliding activities.

Holiday inn don't accept heli's anymore....health & safety!!!

tried a whole heap of other hotels but no success.

Britannia stadium, unfortunately will be on match day...1000 people,exemptions, security etc

thanks anyway
Billywizz is offline  
Old 5th Aug 2008, 15:05
  #175 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Used to be God's own County
Posts: 1,568
Portsmouth/Solent HLS

used to use the playing fields just east of motorway spur....or the cricket pitch which used to be where Bristow flying school taught baby helicopter pilots - talk to Hamble parish council. You land and deposit cheque in post box of town hall - excellent spot for harbours.
50 51.90N
001 19.74W
Ring Elite Helicopters who should be able to help with contact details
EESDL is offline  
Old 7th Aug 2008, 11:59
  #176 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Blackpool
Age: 74
Posts: 14
Landing Site: Mary Tavey Nr.Tavistock

Anybody know of a landing site near Mary Tavey, Devon

Any help appreciated
airvole is offline  
Old 7th Aug 2008, 20:46
  #177 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: North East UK
Age: 58
Posts: 15
Edinburgh?? Addiston or Leith?

Hi all,

I am planning to take an R44 up to Edinburgh next weekend, so does anybody know anything about Addiston? I would like to get in touch with whoever operates it to find out if I could park the heli there overnight. Otherwise, I am considering using Leith heliport if I can get permission from the Ports Authority...although I am slightly nervous about the approach and departure over all that water!!

Oh, and while I'm at it...any recommendations for fields / helipads / landing sites around or near Manchester?
Clyde Parthangel is offline  
Old 12th Sep 2008, 15:37
  #178 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Escrick York england
Posts: 1,540
landing site near manchester international airport

anyone know of a heli landing site near to man airport dont say barton cause i [am to tight and] wont pay 33 to land there

steve
md 600 driver is offline  
Old 12th Sep 2008, 19:07
  #179 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: EGPT/ESVS
Posts: 749
How about Woodford Park Heliport (as featured in "Helicopter Life" magazine)


3/4 acre site in the Woodford Park Industrial Estate
1.5 miles east of Oulton Park VRP at the bottom of the Manchester low level corridor.
01606 592384
"Winsford Radio" 119.575, displayed on the grass.

There's a Sea Harrier parked on the grass.



I kept an eye out for it yesterday on the way down the LLC, couldn't see it though. You'd need to ring for accurate directions, although PPR is not required.

"...no fuel but a warm welcome awaits..."
Floppy Link is offline  
Old 12th Sep 2008, 21:24
  #180 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Scotland, UK
Age: 43
Posts: 44
Arley Hall and Gardens

Arley Hall and Gardens, Cheshire : Home

I was in there last week, and its good for commercial use as well(even a 44). Dead easy from the low level route, and just a short taxi away.
kneedwondean is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.