Rhode Island Helistop Reopens for Limited Service

 - October 8, 2007, 6:07 AM

Shut down years ago for nearby construction, the Providence (R.I.) downtown helipad has reopened for dropoffs and pickups only (no parking). Prior permission is required to use the resurfaced and remarked (but unlit) helipad on the shore of the Providence River. To make reservations, pilots should call (401) 737-4000, extension 227 or 228. They should have available their pilot identification, aircraft insurance information and flight schedules.