We are flying in a new direction – one rotation at a time.

Weather permitting, the new helicopter routes encourage pilots
to fly overwater at a higher altitude, helping reduce noise impact.
More Information.
The communities in Suffolk County are working with the East Hampton Airport to reduce noise pollution and thus protect future operations. It is vital that pilots and their passengers understand the importance of flying either the “Echo” or “Sierra” over-water routes.

Helicopter Routes

The East Hampton Airport Helicopter Arrival and Departure Routes are presented below. They are intended for use during VMC. The Echo Route is available for arrivals and departures connecting to the North Shore Helicopter Route. The November Route is available only for arrivals from the South Shore Helicopter Route. The Sierra Route is available for pilots requesting departures to the South Shore Helicopter Route. The Sierra Route is also available for arrivals from the South Shore Helicopter Route, traffic permitting. Contact Tower approaching Shinnecock Inlet for approval to fly to S1 and the Sierra Arrival.

Echo Route
November Route
Sierra Route

Echo:

Departures:
Depart heading northwest to E1 at BROC. Turn right to E2. Cross E2 at 2500 feet. Proceed to E3. Cross E3 at 2500 feet. Join the North Shore Helicopter Route at E4. The Echo Route waypoints MUST be flown precisely for noise abatement.

Arrivals:
Proceed eastbound on the North Shore Helicopter Route to E4. Cross E4 at 3500 feet. Proceed to E3, E2 and E1 as depicted. Remain at 3500 ft. as close in as possible for noise abatement. The Echo Route waypoints MUST be flown precisely for noise abatement.

November (Arrivals Only):

Transition off the South Shore Helicopter Route at Shinnecock Inlet and proceed to PECONIC and N1, the south tip of Robins Island. Cross N1 at 3500 feet. Then as depicted to N2 and N3. Maintain 3500 ft. as close in as possible for noise abatement.

Sierra:

Departures:
When traffic permits, perform a climbing turn north of the airport to gain altitude before proceeding south to S1. Proceed over Georgica Pond to S1 at 2500 feet. Proceed on course.

Arrivals:
Contact Tower approaching Shinnecock Inlet to request a Sierra Arrival. If Tower does not respond or cannot approve the Sierra Arrival, fly the November Arrival. If Tower approves the Sierra Arrival, proceed to cross S1 at 2000 feet. Proceed to landing per ATC instructions.

PLEASE NOTE:

Echo Arrivals contact ATCT at E3 or “Plum Gut”.

November Arrivals contact ATCT at N1 or “Robins Island”.

Pathways depicted on the map are for illustration only and may not conform precisely to coordinates.

The Control Tower will advise pilots of traffic conflicts on each of the helicopter routes and will retain the option of issuing arrival and departure instructions as traffic permits.

These procedures are not intended to preempt the responsibilities of the pilot-in-command for safe aircraft operations. Recommended procedures are not intended to conflict with instructions from ATC.

East Hampton Airport Curfew: 2300L – 0700L