Robinson R44 on the pad ready to charter
Posted on 12th September 2019 by Charter A

How much space does a Robinson R44 need to land and take off?

A Robonson R44 is a capable single engine Helicopter that will carry up to 3 passengers plus the pilot. The helicopter is effectively the lowest cost helicopter operating on public transport in the UK.

The landing and take of space requirements on public transport, ie a commercial operator’s license are a lot more than a private plot requires. This is simply because of a safety and a commercial operator will conduct every flight in absolute safety.

The safe space required to operate the Robinson R44 is 100m x 300m without any over hanging obstructions i.e. overhead cable, large trees or buildings. Whilst this sound a lot its actually quite a small area and does give the helicopter access to a lot of prime landing sites.

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