Helicopter operations to and from natural helicopter landing sites

Applicable legislation:
  • Regulation on helicopter operations to/from natural helicopter landing sites (OG 57/19)
Application form: FAO-FRM-003

Helicopter operations to and from natural helicopter landing sites (hereinafter NHLS) are permitted only with the approval of the Agency and under the conditions specified in the approval, taking into account safety of operations.

The request for the approval of helicopter operations to and from NHLS must be submitted by the helicopter operator on the published application form. Completed application must be accompanied by the documents listed on the application form and submitted to the Agency not later than seven (7) working days before the commencement of the operation.

The landing and take-off of from a NHLS is prohibited within congested areas and at distances less than 150 m (500 ft) of congested areas.

The approval issued by the Agency is safety related and does not exempt the operator of the obligation to obtain the approvals or consents required by other regulations (for example, consent of the property owner, physical planning, environmental protection, national parks and etc.).

Landing and take-off from NHLS may be conducted by a pilot helicopter having the adequate pilot license and at least 3 take-offs and landings in the last 90 days on the type of helicopter specified in the application.

Prior to the commencement of the operations, helicopter operator shall notify the relevant local police Operations and Communications Centers. The list and phone/fax numbers of the local police authorities may be found here.