Chapter 5501:1-5 Aircraft Operation on Public Land or Water
No pilot shall operate an aircraft nor shall any owner allow any aircraft to operate from any public land or water owned or controlled by the state of Ohio, or by any political subdivision thereof, except under such rules governing the operation of aircraft thereon, unless the office of aviation has inspected, approved and issued a certificate for the landing area.
(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.
(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.