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Affordable Island Helipads

Friday, September 7th, 2007

HelipadFor those island owners who are fortunate enough to have helicopters to travel to their island they may be surprised to discover the astronomical costs of installing a helicopter landing pad on their island. Fortunately a new product called Robinsons Helipad is making helicopter pads much more affordable for island owners.

Robinsons Helipads are an affordable alternative to conventional helipads. Designed for roof tops, these modular, inexpensive and easy to install helipads are ideal light helicopters. Made out of light, sturdy aluminum the Robinson Helipad weighs just 1,600lbs and can support helicopters weighing up to 3,000lbs. The helipads weather resistant deck meets FAA recommended helipad size and International Building Code strength requirements.
The Robinson Helipad consists of 24 20-foot-long extrusions joined together in a tongue and groove format. The helipad kit includes all fastening hardware required to assemble the helipad and mount it to a three-beam under structure. When assembled with cauk the deck becomes watertight and any fuel spillage is confined to the deck and directed to a corner drain.

What makes the Robinson Helipad ideal for islands is that is can be constructed by two people using basic hand tools inHelipad about two days.

Robinson helipads are designed for use on rooftops of buildings and other structures. Ideal for island owners, building a helipad on your roof saves valuable room on your property and allows for safer landings by avoiding obstructions and other hazards.

The helipad deck is versatile and designed to adapt to various roof designs. Although it is recommended that the helipad is build on a 3 beam understructure (which is not included), alternative materials can be used depending on the structural design of the building and local building officials.

Considering the cost of traditional helipads the Robinson Helipad is exceptionally affordable, retailing for just $6,000 US (plus shipping).

For more information on this product visit Robinsons Helipads:

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