CHAPTER 4. BANNER TOW SPECIAL PROVISIONS
RULES TO FOLLOW FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS. Operations around congested areas or around open-air assembly of persons shall be executed in accordance with a planned course of action with emphasis on selection and availability of emergency landing areas. Due to the area around which such operations are usually conducted (congested areas/open-air assembly of persons), the pilot will exercise special precautions to ensure compliance with section 91.119(a)(b)(c). Operations around congested areas/open-air assemblies must be no lower than 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle. The operator should take into account the lowest point on the trailing banner when determining a helicopter’s correct flight altitude. For safety purposes, the altitude should be sufficient for the aircraft and trailing banner to comply with section 91.119(b)(c). Some banners may extend more than 250 feet behind the aircraft. Operations may be within a horizontal radius of 2,000 feet and operations elsewhere shall be in compliance with section 91.119(c). Section 91.119(d) is not applicable to helicopters under the terms of this authorization except near open air assemblies.
NOTE: Due to Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) requirements, distances laterally may be limited to no closer then 3 statue miles.
When banner tow operations are conducted at stadiums, the following limitations are to be included in the certificate of waiver.
When banner tow operations are being conducted along ocean front beach areas, lakes or rivers, the following limitations are to be included in the Certificate of Waiver.
Before conducting banner operations:
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