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Boris is against Helicopters in London

Old 4th May 2011, 10:16
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Boris is against Helicopters in London

This is London

Boris Johnson's planning team was accused today of blocking a proposal to turn HMS Ark Royal into a floating heliport.

The consortium behind the bid claims it has the full support of businesses and the Mayor should think again.

Under the proposal, which is said to have military backing, the former flagship would be staffed by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The aircraft carrier would be moored on the Thames near City airport and could provide charter helicopter flights to airports as well as private flights.

Ark Royal was put up for sale on the Ministry of Defence's auction website after it was decommissioned. City Hall insiders said that any proposal for a new heliport in London would be against the principles set out in the London Plan, the Mayor's vision for the capital which will be published this summer.

A spokesman for Mr Johnson said: "The proposal for heliports in the capital is against London Plan policy so it has never been put to him for a formal decision."

But supporters of the proposal claim the Mayor's officials have "stymied" their plans by refusing to consider mooring Ark Royal in the East End. Nick Tubbs, the developer behind the scheme, said: "It is unquestionably possible for the London Plan to be rewritten sufficiently because this is an outstanding opportunity for London."
What a shame and a great opportunity missed as London needs another heliport.

I would have been nice to have a landing on an aircraft carrier in my logbook

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Old 4th May 2011, 17:25
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Are there no plans for the Olympics to build any sort of Heliport in the East end or elsewhere?
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Old 4th May 2011, 20:36
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Boris against helicopters in London.

Hi totally agree what is the problem with not allowing helicopters into London,another alternative is Needed!! its a farce that Helicopters can probably only go into Battersea during the Olympics aswell!!

this country needs less red tape and more business to get the economy going again,every other developed country allows helicopters into its major cities and works very well with noise,weather,regulations etc etc.

One main Heliport is not enough
come on Boris smell the coffee.

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Old 5th May 2011, 22:06
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Floating heliport

Yaaahooo! I agree, London is spectacular from the air - more bods can enjoy it with another heliport. A floatin' one sounds way cool! Boris is hugely entertainin' usually, hopefully he will smell the cappuccino and think again!
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Old 6th May 2011, 16:11
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If I sail up the Thames in my superyacht, then decide to take off and land my helicopter on my yacht, is there any law to prevent this?

(Based on the fact the Thames is a waterway, maritime rules and all that)

If it is legal, do I have to be steaming up and down for this to be legal, or would it still be legal if I was moored up alongside or on anchor in the middle (or mooring buoy)?

Enquiring minds want to know..
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Old 6th May 2011, 16:41
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Why not just park the yacht in Nice and fly into London City in your Citation!
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Old 6th May 2011, 22:37
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Boris is hugely entertainin' usually, hopefully he will smell the cappuccino and think again!
Boris was quite happy to fly in and out of London Battersea with me a few years ago.
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