Vlieland Heliport

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Vlieland Heliport
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Royal Netherlands Air Force
Location Vlieland
Elevation AMSL 37 ft / 11 m
Coordinates 53°17′48.72″N 005°05′08.25″E / 53.2968667°N 5.0856250°E / 53.2968667; 5.0856250Coordinates: 53°17′48.72″N 005°05′08.25″E / 53.2968667°N 5.0856250°E / 53.2968667; 5.0856250

Vlieland heliport (Dutch: Helihaven Vlieland) is a small heliport used mainly by the Royal Netherlands Air Force for search and rescue flights or medical transports from the island of Vlieland. It was home to one Agusta-Bell 412SP rescue helicopter, which was usually stationed on the island during the day and at Leeuwarden Air Base at night until it was retired in 2016.[1] While the heliport remains under military control, medevac operations are now carried out primarily using an Airbus Helicopters H145 operated by ANWB.[2] The heliport has one landing pad and a single hangar.

By law, use of the heliport is restricted to military, police and medevac helicopters and the number of movements is limited to 1500 a year.[3]

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