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General Information
LZ Type: Hospital
(All the same)
N 37° 32' 23" x W 77° 25' 46"
37° 32.38' x -77° 25.76'
37.53966700 x -77.42933300
FAA Nav ID: VG45 & 8VA0
Address: 1250 East Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: 804-828-9000
Comments: VCU aka MCV. (Medical College of Virginia). Radio frequency 462.950 rx / 467.950 tx - PL tone 192.8hz. Callsign is VCU Communications.

Current "pilot's lounge" is a metal chair inside the vestibule. They want to make sure you are near the helicopter to fly it away if another one is inbound. Would not let me go with my medical team. Spent 2 hours there in the "attic" waiting on my crew with an outbound patient. If only we had a small portable means of communication that fit in a pocket, yet also took great pictures and connected to the internet....
Group Specific Info
Group Nav ID:
Hospital Information
Trauma Level: 1 Pediatrics: Y
Cardiac: Y Burn Center: Y
Stroke: Y HR OB/Gyn: N
Security Phone: 804-828-5700
Security Contact: Security Director
Radio Frequency:
Emergency Department
ED Contact:
ED Phone: 804-828-0996
Record Information
Last Update: Jun 15, 2023 3:02pm Dempsey Whitt
Added By: Aug 04, 2013 3:14am Gene Jones
Weather Stations
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LZ Information
Location/Description: VG45 (East pad) is the Primary rooftop pad approx 343 ft up among multiple buildings. 8VA0 is the Secondary ground pad in a parking lot 0.5 NM NNW surrounded by I-64 and I-95. Expect to be asked to reposition to Secondary for other incoming aircraft. 8VA0 (West pad) Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) rooftop pad approx 448' ft up among multiple buildings.
Hazards: Buildings and Towers. Strong west winds can cause downdrafts and general turbulence at rooftop pad.
Approach/Departure: Buildings and Towers. Strong west winds can cause downdrafts and general turbulence at rooftop pad.
Nearest Fuel
Name Dist Bearing IFR
Richmond International Airport 5.5 117° ESE Y
AWOS/ASOS: 804-236-1091
Nearest Specialty Centers
Name Dist Bearing Trauma Burn Ped Neuro
HCA Chippenham Hospital 4.8 117° ESE 1 N Y Y
HCA Johnston Willis Hospital 8.0 117° ESE 3 N N Y
Mary Washington Hospital 46.4 117° ESE 2 N N Y
Comm Chan: UHF-023
Dimensions: 75' x 75'
Surface: Aluminum plank
Elevation: 343 MSL
Jet A Fuel: No
Nav Freq:
Max Weight: 12,000
Windsock: Yes
Lighting: Yes
Instrument App: No
Alternate LZ Information
Heliport ID: I-Lot (VG45)
Coordinates: N 37° 32' 53" x E 77° 25' 49"
37° 32.88' x 77° 25.82'
37.54805556 x 77.43027778
Location/Description: Marked and lighted 125'x125'pad on ground-level parking lot 1 mile to north of hospital. Room for multiple aircraft.
Hazards: Poles, Parking Lot, Remote.