Jane Posted July 15, 2006 Report Share Posted July 15, 2006 Hi Everyone, I have a fixed wing license, and hoping to get my CPL(H) sometime in the next year. Meantime I was browsing the helicopter operations theory to see the differences, and I had a question I was hoping one of the old hands might help me with. I understand the procedures for fixed wing operations at uncontrolled airports, but was unsure of the official procedures for helicopter operations at uncontrolled airports. Arriving fixed wing aircraft have strict rules regarding the number of circuit segments they need to fly at uncontrolled airports. They must join the circuit downwind, and fly the downwind, base, and final. This, together with the associated traffic radio calls, maximises chance of spotting conflicting traffic (in theory). Am I right in thinking that helicopters can legally fly direct to the apron of an uncontrolled airport -- presumably monitoring the radio, keeping clear of fixed wing aircraft in the circuit, and broadcasting intentions on the traffic frequency. Thanks for any help on this! Jane Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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