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Dear Forum, this will be my first post, so I will use it to also introduce myself and say thank you for letting me join the forum! So I have a boat (which is unfortunately not big enough for a helipad). In summer we are usually anchored at our favorite anchorspot for several weeks and I have to leave several times during that due to work commitments, which is a choppy and long tender commute. However having a Helicopter with floats, like the R44 clipper would help cut the commute short and make our schedule so much more flexible. So my Question would be if it is possible to use a helicopter with floats to anchor next to your yacht or tie it up alongside for a few days apiece. The conditions would be: -salty water -light swell (nothing major) -water depth between 3-5 meters (anchor could be carried on boat) What helicopter models should I look at? Which issues do you think would arise? What else should I consider? Thank you very much for your help! Looking forward for your input, it will be very much appreciated!
Question for all of you experienced with these matters: I have a 2 acre vacant parcel located in central Florida that has started to be used by the County EMS services when they summons a helicopter after accidents. Approximately 6 times in the past 12 months suddenly you'll hear a big truck coming onto the property and there will be a couple fire trucks and then ground ambulance and atleast one other support vehicle that show up and essentially take-over the lot for 40 minutes until the chopper arrives and then leaves. Not too much of a hassle other than of course they drive over garden hoses and plastic hose splices and maybe a sprinkler. Is it possible in any fashion to bill for the use of the site? Say $75.00/landing to help with costs in maintaining the lot? Keeping the place irrigated so there is some vegetation to prevent a dust storm each time they land is just one of my costs, not to mention the considerable taxes paid each year. Thanks for any input.