Hurricane Sandy: Business Aviation Responds

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Hurricane Sandy Operational Resources

Updated November 5, 2012, 8:15 p.m.

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic airports and heliports continue to work to resume normal operations post Hurricane Sandy. There are no reportable airport closures at this time however some airports are reporting navaids and navigational facilities out of service. Operators should check NOTAMs prior to operation to obtain which facilities are affected.

Heliport Information

  • East 34th Street Heliport (6N5) – Now open regular hours.  Currently unable to pump fuel.  Parking requests via cell phone should be directed to Pat Wagner (917-226-9091) or Joe Cortez (516-491-3026).

  • West 30th Street Heliport (JRA) – Open 0700-2300 local and refueling available. Some perimeter lights are working and hope to be back in full force shortly.

  • Downtown Heliport (JRB) – Open 0700 local to dusk for drop offs, pickups and parking. Operating on UNICOM frequency 123.05.

  • Kearny Heliport (65NJ) – Open and fully operational

Humanitarian and Relief Resources

NBAA Humanitarian Emergency Response Operator (HERO) Database

Business aviation has long served as a lifeline to people and communities in crisis. That's because business aircraft can reach locations impacted by natural disasters, when airliners and sometimes even automobiles cannot. Business aircraft can operate on short notice into outlying airports with small runways, and sometimes unpaved airstrips, or even onto roads – they are uniquely suited to providing a first response to natural disasters and other emergencies. The NBAA Humanitarian Emergency Response Operator (HERO) Database is a list of people in the business aviation community who are part of disaster-response mobilization efforts. In the aftermath of major crises, basic information from the database is provided to organizations coordinating relief efforts. Learn more.