Jets seek helipad at team facility as local residents object

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Local residents are trying to keep the Jets grounded over a proposed helicopter landing pad at their team facility in Florham Park, N.J.

According to NJ.com, local residents have started a petition drive objecting to the Jets’ application with the Bureau of Aeronautics for a restricted-use concrete helistop “for transport of executives of the training center and injured athletes.” The Jets training facility is a two-minute drive to Morristown Airport, which has raised questions about why the team even needs a landing pad on site.

The nearby borough of Madison has objected to the helipad in a separate filing with the state.

The team tried in 2013 to build a helipad but ran into similar safety and noise concerns.

10 responses to “Jets seek helipad at team facility as local residents object

  1. Just goes to show us the Jets’ priorities. Can’t find a real QB but let’s get that helipad thing done ASAP!

    These guys should be ranked #33 in the power rankings.

  2. The Jets have chronically had problems going vertical, so this is really nothing new. 🙂

  3. I am shocked that Woody Johnson was not able to just purchase and donate to get what he needed for the heli pad. I mean he is after all the Ambassador to the UK.

  4. The Jets training facility is a two-minute drive to Morristown Airport, which has raised questions about why the team even needs a landing pad on site.

    This pretty much sums thing up………..Im sure the 1% ers can survive a two minute trip by limo and the medical center is probably just about the same time away by ambulance………..but so typical–‘whats the problem with a nuisance noise issue for thousand of people if it means a slight convenience for the big shots who don’t have to deal with it

  5. If it’s only a two minute drive to Morristown airport, how much extra noise could they generate compared to an airport that close by? Seems like a dumb argument…

  6. How long does it take to get from the helipad to the car? How long does it take to get off the airport grounds? How long does it take to get to the team facility when the traffic is bad? How long does it take to get through security to get to the helipad? Does the airport have the facilities to handle Woody Johnson’s government security detail? Does the airport have the facilities to handle UK diplomatic staff security detail?

    Why would the Jets want their own helipad? Answering those questions are a good place to start.

  7. As a long suffering Jets fan I really dislike the owner (and GM and HC).
    I want them to tank and get a good QB, but it would be funny if the screwed up the tank and end up getting another mediocre QB with the #2 pick. Like a RG3.

    I’m fortunate in that I also get to watch Giants games and see some teams I enjoy watching like Dallas and the Eagles.

  8. nhpats says:
    Jul 10, 2017 3:41 PM
    Just goes to show us the Jets’ priorities. Can’t find a real QB but let’s get that helipad thing done ASAP!

    These guys should be ranked #33 in the power rankings.

    One has absolutely nothing to do with the other, squid boy.
    It’s also a lot easier to build a helipad than it is to find a franchise quarterback.

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