Bayfront Health St. Petersburg (previously Bayfront Medical Center) (2FD3) is located in Class D airspace approximately 3/4 miles west of Albert Whitted Airport (KSPG) at 126.96.36.199N 082.38.32.36W. It is equipped with two roof-top helipads, each 28' x 28' wide with a capacity of 12,000 lbs. Please note the following noise abatement area, and arrival/departure information:
Helipad selection is at pilot’s discretion. However, the elevator with direct access to the Emergency Department (ED) is located on the north side of the north pad. Therefore, primary landing with a patient should be to the north pad. A security officer will be standing by the elevator to escort the medical crew to the ED. Access to/from the elevator from the south pad is through the building in between the helipads. Please use the south pad if the north pad is occupied, you plan to shutdown, or when returning to retrieve the medical crew in order to free up the north pad for other inbound patients.
The south pad safety fence is elevated. (See above diagram.) Also, the fire suppression nozzles are located in the NE and SW corners of the pad. EC-135 aircraft are advised to use caution as clearance between these obstacles and the tail bumper is minimal and contact can be made if other than a mild flare is used on landing. Landings facing directly south or north are not affected by these obstacles.
Expect up to a 30-degree compass/HSI error due to magnetic interference on both helipads.
Communications Centers for inbound helicopters must provide telephonic notification to BHSP’s Security Department as soon as possible, but no later than 20 minutes prior to ETA using the below phone number. If a stretcher is needed, Security should be informed at this time:
Security: (727) 893-6144
For scene calls inbound to BHSP, in addition to the Security Department notification above, notify the ED with aircraft ETA and any initial patient information at the following phone number:
Emergency Department: (727) 553-7785
Please provide updates to the same departments if there is a significant change in the helicopter’s ETA.
The Bayfront Health St. Petersburg helipads are not attended. Pilots shall make standard traffic deconfliction calls on 123.025 MHz. Because the hospital is located within Albert Whitted Airport (KSPG’s) Class D surface area, pilots are also required to monitor 127.4 MHz to communicate with KSPG tower when open (07:00-21:00 local), or to make airport CTAF calls when tower is closed.
In addition to the above requirements, helicopter crews inbound to BHSP from a scene flight shall ensure a patient report is provided to the BHSP Emergency Department either directly by using the Pinellas County Med-Delta channel (800 MHz), or by having their respective communications center relay the report telephonically to the ED using the above phone number.