Three of my better articles on this topic.
One of the things that sets helicopters apart from other aircraft is our ability to land just about anywhere. In these three blog posts, I address some of the issues of off-airport landings.
Finding a Legal Landing Zone – March 6, 2009 – A detailed discussion on how you can determine whether it’s legal (or wise) to land in a specific off-airport area. Includes photos of my helicopters in various off-airport landing zones over the years.
- Swansea Here We Come! – March 13, 2006 – An account of all the hoops I had to jump through to get a BLM permit to land at the Swansea Townsite.
- One Gig, One Dozen Off-Airport Landing Zones – March 19, 2010 – A brief blog post about a job I did that required me to land in more than a dozen off-airport landing zones in the same day. Some photos.
When I started browsing for articles to include in this list, I found it odd that the ones I thought I should include were all from March — in different years. Coincidence, I think.
These are not all of the articles I’ve written about Landing Zones. Try searching the site for “landing zone” or clicking the relatively new landing zones tag to find more. I’m sure I’ll cover at least one other aspect of landing zones in an upcoming Must-Read Monday post.