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Fri, Apr 15, 2011

HAI Tells Planners: Think Early About Heliports

Helicopters Are Important To Hospitals, Businesses, Governments

HAI was in Boston, MA, this week sharing with professional planners from around the world a simple but important message: consider helicopters and heliports early in the process of planning your communities.

Director of Flight Operations and Technical Services Harold Summers manned the HAI booth at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center April 9-12. The conference brought together more than 5,000 professional planners, elected officials and business leaders to discuss topics ranging from day-to-day project management to long-range planning.

“Planners often don’t think about helicopters and how they can benefit a community until after the construction stops and a need arises—a helipad for a hospital, a public-safety agency or a local business,” Summers said. “This conference is an unparalleled opportunity to interact with hundreds of officials involved in land-use planning and zoning at every level of government.”

Summers was joined by Don Scimonelli, a member of the HAI Heliports Committee and manager of Washington’s South Capitol Street Heliport. At the HAI booth, they played the 2002 film “Straight Up: Helicopters in Action” and the HAI-produced video on helicopters supporting rescue and relief operations after Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. coast along the northern Gulf of Mexico in 2005. They also distributed other HAI products, including Heliports: the 25 Most Asked Questions and Answers, the Fly Neighborly Guide, and the Planning Ahead for Helicopters flyer.


Don Scimonelli At HAI Booth

HAI has been exhibiting at the American Planning Association annual conference for seven years. Of this year’s roughly 90 exhibitors, HAI was the only aviation organization represented. Summers and Scimonelli were keen to explain how HAI employs its resources in support of the development of public heliports by working with city planners, zoning regulators, city fire marshals, the FAA, the Department of Transportation and the EPA.

“We planted the seed of knowledge that brings hope and development to our field; we did our part, now it’s time for them to do theirs,” said Summers.

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