NCSHP Helicopter on BHI this Wednesday

Several law enforcement officials are visiting Bald Head Island this week.  On Wednesday, an NC State Highway Patrol helicopter will transport officials to the island.  Residents, guests, and visitors near the landing zone at Sea Holly Court should be prepared for a morning landing and afternoon departure this Wednesday, March 20, 2024.  The alternate location for landing and departure will be Marina Park if conditions are unsuitable.

Photo by NCSHP

The Village’s ordinance permits helicopter landings for emergency purposes with prior approval from the Village Manager, Public Safety Chief, or their designee. Requests for private helicopter landings are denied because they do not meet the requirement for an emergency purpose. Helicopters for rescue or medical transport purposes or helicopters owned by a state governmental unit or the government of the United States for any valid public purpose are exempted from the ordinance.