posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:24 PM
reply to post by ThePeaceMaker
Oh I didn't think for a minute that you were. It was a legit question. Helicopters, especially around high traffic areas and controlled airspace,
usually try to stay low enough they don't have to be constantly controlled, so they stay out of ATCs hair, until they're ready to land.
As for the buildings, I believe ICAO regs are the same as FAA regs. Unless you have permission, such as a flyover at a game or something, you are
required to stay 500 feet above the tallest building in the area. In a flyover situation, you are required to stay 250 feet above the tallest
building. I believe those were the altitudes, it might be 500 over a city, and 250 over a town, but I'm pretty sure that was right.