How much space does a Robinson R44 need to land and take off?
A Robinson 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, i.e. a commercial operator’s license are a lot more than a private plot requires. This is simply because of 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 overhanging obstructions i.e. overhead cable, large trees or buildings. Whilst this sounds a lot it’s actually quite a small area and does give the helicopter access to a lot of prime landing sites.
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