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Stupid Question

gear goes down

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Do helicopters have that same minimum altitudes as airplanes. Such as 1000ft agl in congested areas. Just kind of wondering, because I see them flying maybe about 200-300ft every now and then…
 

RedGuy

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Nope, accually there are quite a few FARs that don't apply to helo's.
 

xdrvr

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They're in different "airspaces" and can receive clearance for lower altitudes than you what you would see for airplanes. IE news choppers. fyi medical flights get priority in their requests also
 
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GravityHater

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They do not fly any higher than they are willing to fall. After all, they are helicopters.
 
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