he·​li·​port | \ ˈhe-lə-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce heliport (audio) , ˈhē-\

Definition of heliport

: a landing and takeoff place for a helicopter

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The crash, and a brief fire, occurred on the roof of the AXA Equitable Building on 7th Avenue just 11 minutes after takeoff, about one mile from the heliport. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "New York City chopper crash: Here's what happened," 11 June 2019 At a National Transportation Safety Board briefing Tuesday, air safety investigator Doug Brazy said that McCormack had arrived at a heliport on New York City’s East River after a trip carrying one passenger from nearby Westchester County. Karen Matthews, BostonGlobe.com, "Pilot killed in crash wasn’t certified to fly in bad weather," 11 June 2019 The residents have been known to drive vehicles on the beach, one or more high-rolling resident has used the ranch as a heliport, and running a poop ranch doesn’t sound to me like the best way to protect the environment. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Gov. Newsom, you can be a coastal access hero. Meet me in Gaviota, and we’ll kayak to Hollister Ranch," 11 Sep. 2019 The heliport would be operated by partner firm Whisper Ridge. USA TODAY, "Record grapefruit, light rail win, Snake Road: News from around our 50 states," 29 Aug. 2019 The owner of the heliport parcel was one of his poker buddies. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Newport’s Palisades Tennis Club to keep going after members appeal to landlord," 21 Aug. 2019 Now, prosecutors want to fine him $500 for violating a city code that prevents people from taking off or landing aircraft outside of an airport or heliport. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, "Helicopter pilot drops in on birthday party and stirs up more than he bargained for," 17 Aug. 2019 The most recent was just last month, when a copter crash landed in the Hudson River near a busy Manhattan heliport. Jim Mustian, Twin Cities, "Helicopter crashes on roof of NYC skyscraper; pilot killed," 10 June 2019 Last month, a helicopter crash landed in the Hudson River near a busy Manhattan heliport. Jim Mustian, BostonGlobe.com, "One person killed in helicopter crash landing in Manhattan," 10 June 2019

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of heliport

: a small airport that is designed for use by helicopters


he·​li·​port | \ ˈhe-lə-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce heliport (audio) , ˈhē-\

Kids Definition of heliport

: a place for a helicopter to land and take off

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