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Operating times

The Vanguard Helipad is open during our normal opening hours every day of the week. The Vanguard Helipad service may also be used after our normal hours of operation at an additional charge. If you have any questions regarding the hours our helipad is in operation or our out of hours service then please contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Helipad hours

  • Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 - 16:00
  • If you need to contact us outside of these hours please call Dean Richmond on 07958 174941

Procedures at Vanguard Helipad

You will appreciate that the Vanguard Helipad must follow a strict set of procedures. Currently we can offer a service to all private operators. However, commercial air transport operators wishing to make use of the site must have the ability to Hover Outside Ground Effect (HOGE) with One Engine Inoperative (OEI).

Please make sure that you have supplied us with the insurance form from the “How to Book (make link)” page and obtained permission to land from the UK CAA. It is recommended that for operators using the helipad for the first time that they arrange a pre-visit to acquaint themselves with approaches, surrounding property and satisfy themselves of its suitability for their use.

Operators will be aware that weather conditions influence the way aircraft are flown. There is perhaps less awareness that changes to temperature and pressure also affect the noise of aircraft as heard from the ground. In consideration to the neighbours of the Vanguard Helipad we would ask operators to plan their manoeuvres to take into account minimising potential noise and to take advise from Air Traffic Control as appropriate. Operators are also asked to try to minimise engine running whilst parked on the pad.

If you are unsure about any of the procedures we have in place please get in contact with us and we will endeavour to answer any questions you may have.

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