Helipaddy API

Helipaddy data is available to developers through the Helipaddy API.  All tiers of the API are designed to optimise searching for heli-friendly sites with users only needing to provide their desired coordinates in decimal or what3words format, and an optional radius to search within.
The API is also built to allow for interactive maps of any region to easily be constructed.


There are three API tiers, determined by pad categories and data fields available, as well as data call volumes. The three tiers are detailed below. Enterprise pricing is available to developers with greater requirements, contact us to discuss custom pricing based on your needs.


*Volume is based on number of sites returned by the Helipaddy API.


 Site categories


 Data fields


ICAO Airfields and commercial landing sites

10,000 sites / month

Name, Category, Latitude, Longitude, Link to Helipaddy listing, DMS string



Free plan PLUS:
Eat and Stay (Hotels, Restaurants etc.)
10,000 sites / month Free plan PLUS:
Photo, Region, 'Helipaddy Select' information, Landing fee price range



Basic plan PLUS:
Aerial Points of Interest, Medical, other Landing Sites
100,000 sites / month Basic plan PLUS:
Landing information, Site information, Comments
At all tiers of the API, developers can make the below calls. The only difference between making these calls at different tiers is the output, with the pad categories available and the depth of data provided on any pads returned being different for each tier. All calls are GET requests to





list degrees decimal numeric All pads within (radius) miles of coordinates
list degrees decimal none/invalid All pads within same smallest polygon bounded by lines of latitude and longitude
e.g. (4.3,16.9) will return all pads where (4≤lat<5,16≤long<17)
list what3words numeric All pads within (radius) miles of coordinates
list what3words none/invalid All pads with exact w3w coords
item/[pad_id] - - Returns data for the pad with this unique Helipaddy Pad ID. We advise against using coords and radius params as these may filter out the intended pad.
Examples of these API calls are provided below. To explore the data provided at each tier, click 'Send to Hurl.it' and Launch Request, or simply take the parameters from each example. Note that only one specific pad is available for each of these demonstration calls.  
curl -X GET 
-H "Ext-api-key:free_demo" 
curl -X GET 
-H "Ext-api-key:basic_demo" 
curl -X GET 
-H "Ext-api-key:premium_demo"
To connect to the Helipaddy API, a unique key is required. This key has an assigned tier and region, and you can hold multiple keys. This allows developers to choose their level of access in each region (Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Oceania, Africa) and only pay for the data they need. To request a key, interested parties can get in touch with the Helipaddy team on +44 20 3637 7595 or by sending an email to sales@helipaddy.com.
The Helipaddy API Agreement governing the use of the Helipaddy API can be found on our Terms page. This agreement must be accepted and adhered to and is also provided upon enquiry.

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