Amsterdam Heliport Opens | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.15.14 **
** Airborne 09.12.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.12.14 **
** Airborne 09.10.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.10.14 **

Thu, Aug 18, 2005

Amsterdam Heliport Opens

First Heliport In Netherlands

OK, let's play word association: Holland. Airfoils. Rotating. Got it?

If you guessed "windmills," you're not exactly wrong, because the Dutch are proud to have been using alternative power since before it was "alternative," but since this is Aero-News, you know we have to be talking about rotorcraft.

The first Dutch Heliport opened August 3rd in Amsterdam. It features quick access to ground transport, a VIP passenger lounge, and offers Jet A1 fuel and limited parking and overnight hangarage for transient helicopters.

As the image (courtesy Amsterdam Heliport) shows, it's clean and tidy in stereotypical Dutch fashion. If you've ever been sandblasted by rotor wash in an untidy helicopter landing zone, you know why this is a good thing.

Where did Dutch helicopters land before there were heliports? Well, like anybody else's, they used private property, with the owner's permission, or public-access airports. Using airports, though, eliminates one of the greatest advantages of the helicopter: its ability to land closer to the ultimate destination than a runway-dependent airplane.

The Amsterdam Heliport should be welcome indeed to executives traveling into the city; unlike Schipol, the principal commercial airport in Amsterdam, the Heliport is only ten minutes from the city's financial center. It is also a welcome facility for medical evacuation helicopters; the first copter to land at the new facility was indeed an EMS aircraft (see photo).

The heliport is ICAO-compliant, and will appear on future charts. Meanwhile you can waypoint it at N 52� 24.88' E 004� 48.29'.

FMI: www.amsterdamheliport.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.15.14: ForeFlight's iOS8 Caution, Boeing v Al Jazeera, Expedition 40

Also: EAA On NTSB Drug Study, Remember 'Ripcord?', FAA Loosens Up In SAR UAV Use, Curiosity Arrives At Martian Mount, IAF Worries About Social Media With much fanfare, Apple rolled>[...]

Airborne 09.12.14: Alan Klapmeier's $10M Win, OWW Progress, 3rd Class Update

Also: Zero-G Engine Repo, Collier Trophy, EAA Addresses FAA Hangar Use, CAF's Dallas Air Expo While it comes as no surprise to those of us that have had to deal with Cirrus Aircraf>[...]

Airborne 09.15.14: ForeFlight's iOS8 Caution, Boeing v Al Jazeera, Expedition 40

Also: EAA On NTSB Drug Study, Remember 'Ripcord?', FAA Loosens Up In SAR UAV Use, Curiosity Arrives At Martian Mount, IAF Worries About Social Media With much fanfare, Apple rolled>[...]

AD: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-04R1 PRODUCT: Certain Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters.>[...]

AD: DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders

AD NUMBER: 2013-22-14 R1 PRODUCT: Any DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000T glider equipped with a Solo Kleinmotoren Model 2350 C engine.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC