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August 11th, 2009 (09:50 am)
current mood: hmm

Looking through the FAA's list of Location Identifiers, I just discovered that the Museum of Science has a heliport. Nominally, at least; the data I found about it seems to say it doesn't actually have any instruments, or even a painted landing circle. The satellite view on Google Maps agrees; I don't see any helicopter circle on the roof. The latitude and longitude given is just a flat section of roof. (Until I checked the lat&long, I was wondering whether it might be the parking lot.)

It was registered in 1975. I wonder whether it's actually been used in the past couple of decades?

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Posted by: goldsquare (goldsquare)
Posted at: August 11th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)

In the early 80s, July 4th, they took delivery of one of their larger dinosaur models - I think the predecessor of the current T. Rex.

I recall it because they did a fly-by of the Esplanade while we all were waiting for the Pops concert.

Maybe they have used it since, but I don't know. Why not call them and ask?

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: August 11th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)

In the early 80s, July 4th, they took delivery of one of their larger dinosaur models -

OK, that's impressive.

Why not call them and ask?

Yeah, I probably will.



Edited at 2009-08-11 02:40 pm (UTC)

Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: August 11th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)

It may be engineered into the building in case of emergency (Life Flight, etc) and just not used except for something like that. For example, they're fairly close to MA General, and if there had been a big accident, patients maybe could be landed at the MoS if things were backed up on the hospital's roof.

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