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A special aerodrome built for helicopters Edit or translate this description.
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A Heliport is a special kind of aerodrome exclusively for the use of helicopters. It is different from aeroway=aerodrome in that it does not serve fixed-wing aircraft and usually has no runways. A heliport will usually have one or more helipads (aeroway=helipad).

Heliport vs helipad

The term heliport typically refers to the whole facility including associated hangars, taxiways, terminals and windsocks. A helipad refers to the actual landing/takeoff area (which may be located on an aerodrome, heliport, or as a standalone facility).


aeroway=heliport plus all appropriate tags from aeroway=aerodrome.

For ifr=yes/no, see Instrument flight rules on Wikipedia.


See also