Every such approval shall be subject to:

     (a)      Continuing compliance with the provisions of this chapter and with applicable current and future Federal Aviation Agency regulations;

     (b)      The prohibition of smoking within the helistop area; and

     (c)      The right and authority of the Director of Public Safety to cancel such approval and prohibit the use of such helistop upon noncompliance with the provisions of this chapter or F.A.A. regulations, or for any other reasonable cause or ground, based upon the protection of the public safety, health or welfare. All interested parties will be notified in writing of the specific reasons for such cancellation and be given an opportunity to take corrective action. Upon notification that satisfactory corrective measures have been taken, the Director may reapprove the use thereof.

          (Ord. 28-1982. Passed 5-24-82.) 

 
557.08  PROHIBITIONS.

     No person shall operate a helicopter to or from an approved helistop within the City without obtaining prior approval from the Director of Public Safety. Training flights to or from approved helistops in the City are prohibited under any circumstances.

     Helistops within the City may not be used for any purpose other than to pick up or discharge passengers or cargo.

     No parking or storage of helicopters shall be permitted at any helistop in the City. (Ord. 28-1982. Passed 5-24-82.)

 
557.09  EMERGENCIES.

     Helicopter pilots may deviate from the provisions of this chapter in the event of an emergency. A full statement of the reasons for such deviation shall be submitted in writing to the Director of Public Safety within twenty-four hours after such deviation.

(Ord. 28-1982. Passed 5-24-82.)

 
557.10  CRITERIA FOR QUALIFICATION OF OPERATORS.

     In determining whether to approve or disapprove the request of a helicopter pilot to operate on approved helistops within the City, the Director of Public Safety shall require written submission of the following:

     (a)      Pilot qualification as evidenced by the proper F.A.A. certificate and a log book indicating the logged number of hours of helicopter time. The Director shall consider a commercial helicopter pilot or a private helicopter pilot who has logged more than 200 hours of helicopter time as being properly qualified within the meaning of this section.

     (b)      The financial responsibility of the operator as evidenced by insurance policies or a certificate of insurance; and

     (c)      The purpose and frequency of proposed operation as evidenced by a statement in writing by the operator.

          (Ord. 28-1982. Passed 5-24-82.)

 
557.11 HELIPORTS PROHIBITED.

     Heliports, as defined in Section 557.01, and as distinguished from helistops, are not permitted in the City.

(Ord. 28-1982. Passed 5-24-82.)

 
557.99  PENALTY.

     (EDITOR'S NOTE: See Section 501.99 for penalties applicable to any misdemeanor classification.)

     Whoever violates any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.

(Ord. 28-1982. Passed 5-24-82.)