The Heliport is restricted to certain types of helicopters due to the surrounding residential areas. It is a requirement that operators using the Heliport 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.
All operators wishing to use Skyports London Heliport must first obtain permission to land from the UK CAA due to the Heliport’s location within a congested area and the London Specified area. A copy of this permission must be provided prior to any operations to/from the Heliport.
SLH follows a strict set of procedures, as set out by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Commercial (AOC) Operators must have the ability to Hover Outside of Ground Effect (HOGE) with One Engine Inoperative (OEI). This restriction is not applicable to private or corporate flights.
Private operators must contact the CAA to obtain the relevant permissions and exemptions from [email protected]. Allow several days for the necessary permission to be provided. This will involve a cost, which is the responsibility of the operator.
As the area adjacent to the Heliport is heavily congested and residential, we request that all pilots arrange their flight path, such that it minimises noise for our neighbours. Engine running on the pad is to be kept to an absolute minimum.
Skyports London Heliport is an unlicensed heliport, with minimal RFFS facilities.
Inbound helicopters should establish radio contact with the Heliport OPC before landing. This is NOT an air traffic service, it is a company operations frequency. Call sign ‘SKYPORTS OPS’ on 131.965 MHZ. The crew should advise of P.O.B. as well as details of any hold luggage being carried, especially if they require an expeditious turnaround of the helicopter.
No fuel facilities are available. To enquire about the provision of mobile fuel supplies specific to an operation, please contact the Heliport Operations Manager.
Documents For Download
Please download, complete and return by email all of the required documentation in advance of arrival at SLH.
Please read the terms and conditions for the use of Heliport.
Approval for Use
Click to download the Approval for Use Declaration.
Click to download the Indemnity Confirmation,
CAA’s Permission To Land (SRG 1843)
Click to donwload CAA’s Permission to Land
Dimensions of the Heliport
The dimensions of the Heliport are:
- Width: 38 meters (parallel with river)
- Length: 27 to 32 meters
The TLOF dimentions are:
- H1 diameter: 20.6 meters
- H2 diameter: 16.4 meters
- H3 diameter: 16.4 meters