Chapter 5501:1-5 Heliports

5501:1-5-01 Operation.

(A) Any heliport at which commercial operations are conducted, as defined in rule 5501:1-1-02 of the Administrative Code, must have a suitable landing area, approved by the Ohio office of aviation.

(B) No heliport shall be approved which requires helicopters to fly in close proximity to bridges, power lines, or obstructions, or as to be dangerous to persons or property.

(C) The heliport must be maintained for safe operation of helicopters under normal weather conditions.

(D) The heliport shall be marked with an "H" or other approved marking visible from one thousand feet.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/19/2010 and 03/19/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4561.05
Rule Amplifies: 4561.11
Prior Effective Dates: 4/10/67, 8/23/99, 5/25/00

5501:1-5-03 Landing area requirements.

(A) Landing areas shall be no smaller than seventy-five feet by seventy-five feet or 1.5 times the overall length of the design helicopter which ever is greater, when one helicopter is being operated. An area one hundred feet by one hundred feet or three times the overall length of the design helicopter which ever is greater, shall be provided when two or more helicopters are being operated.

(B) The takeoff and landing area must include an unobstructed approach-departure glide slope of at least eight to one.

(C) Heliports constructed after January 1, 1998 must meet the requirements set forth in

"federal aviation regulations (FAR) part 77 and federal aviation administration heliport design advisory circular 150/5390-2A(series)".

(D) Heliports constructed before January 1, 1998 will be certificated in accordance with the standards set forth during original construction. Heliports not meeting current commercial operating certificate requirements will receive a conditional commercial operating certificate stipulating areas of non-compliance with current heliport standards.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/19/2010 and 03/19/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4561.05
Rule Amplifies: 4561.11
Prior Effective Dates: 4/10/67, 8/23/99

5501:1-5-04 Special events.

(A) During special events such as fairs, exhibitions, etc. the owner or operator of the helicopter shall meet the following requirements other than contained in rules 5501:1-5-01 to 5501:1-5-03 of the Administrative Code, inclusive.

(B) Adequate ground personnel and appropriate means of crowd control shall be present to insure that the complete aircraft landing area and approach-departure path will be free and clear of all vehicles and pedestrians.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/19/2010 and 03/19/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4561.05
Rule Amplifies: 4561.11
Prior Effective Dates: 4/10/67