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Old 22nd Mar 2014, 16:16
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Cardiff Heliport closing and opening again

Are you aware Bristol International have pulled out of Cardiff and therefore it's closing end of the month????

Shame since it's nice complex but expensive.

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Old 22nd Mar 2014, 17:31
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Assume you mean British International/ Veritair? Of correct ,it will make a nice base for another operator.
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Old 22nd Mar 2014, 18:57
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Yes British International / Veritair.

Maybe the Police could move back to that locale....
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I remember the place from a couple of years ago when flying for the Ryder Cup, very nice facility and good location to serve the southwest.
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Old 22nd Mar 2014, 19:04
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A great shame. It's one of UKs better helicopter facilities.
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Old 22nd Mar 2014, 19:56
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So have Veitair moved to one of the Patriot/London Helicopter Centre bases, or somewhere else in Wales?
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Old 22nd Mar 2014, 20:30
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Agree shame. Excellent facility. Anyone know what's happening to the site? Is it being sold or redeveloped?
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Old 22nd Mar 2014, 20:45
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According to Wiki (and elsewhere), the heliport is owned by Cardiff Council. Veritair are 'just' the operator.

So, maybe if Veritair are moving out, a new operator can move in.
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Old 23rd Mar 2014, 21:29
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Owned by Council. They will be looking for replacement.
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Old 24th Nov 2014, 14:58
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Any news on this.
Big disappointment with all the international rugby traffic
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Old 24th Nov 2014, 18:46
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They were still operating during the recent NATO summit and the city council remains committed.
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 20:23
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Was there today and can confirm it will be closed by BIH on 30th Nov 2014.
Cardiff Council should pull the lease. BIH still have 18 years left but with no one there its a white elephant. Shame!!
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So who pays the penalties for the early release from the lease??

Great shame for the guys working there!! I only used them in earnest recently and they always rolled out the red carpet for me.

It will be a great loss to the industry!!!

Good luck chaps with your future.
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I guess the Police could move back into it again, it would be more effective than St.Athan especially now Pembrey is staying.
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Heard a rumour to support that idea!
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Did the heliport close at the end of Nov? If it did, any ideas on alternatives - not Cardiff Intl?


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Old 8th Jan 2015, 20:36
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It did close, yes. Sorry can't help with alternatives, but you don't say if it is just for landing, for fuel or what other requirements you have 101BOY that were previously available at the HP
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Polo aviation... Just across the water...
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Old 24th Jan 2015, 19:36
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Swansea is a gamble but Pembrey is always good though you might have to wait for a Hawk to finish off his training run before they let you in.

Otherwise Polo south of the Bristol Airport.
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I have operated offshore support out of Haverfordwest before, use that.
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