Myrtle Beach: Helicopter Noise Battle Rages On

Helicopter over shoreline

Helicopter Tours over Myrtle Beach

Last May we reported on noise issues locals know about and you should, too, before buying real estate in Myrtle Beach.
 
One problem area is the high-end Plantation Point subdivision with residents complaining about sight-seeing helicopter tours from nearby Helicopter Adventures, prompting one resident to say “… it is like being trapped in a really bad, never-ending episode of M*A*S*H.”
 
In litigation questioning whether the helicopter tour company is a permitted use in the county’s amusement-commercial zoning, last month Judge Larry Hyman ruled in favor of Helicopter Adventures.
 
The Sun News reported yesterday that Plantation Point resident Richard Hinde has asked Judge Larry Hyman for reconsideration of that ruling, and a hearing is scheduled for February 13, 2013 which could lead to further appeals with the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

 

For now, choppers continue to take off and land from the launching pad off 21st Avenue North behind NASCAR Speed Park.

 
Posted February 12, 2013

By Kay Van Hoesen

Email: kay@certifaxappraisals.com

Phone: 843-497-9155, Ext. 103
 

Kay Van Hoesen

Kay Van Hoesen is founder, senior appraiser and owner of Certifax, Inc., real estate appraisers in Myrtle Beach. With local appraisal experience since 1986, she and her staff have developed more than 35,000 appraisals, valuing more than $7 Billion in local real estate.
 
Kay is a state certified residential real estate appraiser in both South Carolina and North Carolina as well as FHA-approved. Additionally, she is a licensed real estate broker in South Carolina, a participating member of the National Association of Realtors, the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors, and an Associate Member of the Appraisal Institute.