Helipad

A helipad is a landing area or platform for helicopters and powered lift aircraft.

A helipad in Ireland
Helipad area scheme

While helicopters and powered lift aircraft are able to operate on a variety of relatively flat surfaces, a fabricated helipad provides a clearly marked hard surface away from obstacles where such aircraft can land safely.

Larger helipads, intended for use by helicopters and other vertical take-off and landing aircraft, may be called vertiports. An example is Vertiport Chicago,[1] which opened in 2015.[2]


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