New BAC base open in Ballito at Imbonini Helistop


BAC at Imbonini Helistop, Ballito

The new hangar and helipad in Ballito is the home of BAC Aviation’s Durban maintenance division and a satellite base for BAC Helicopter’s Training Academy and Charter operations. The facility is ideally situated in the secure Imbonini Park at Shaka’s Head, Ballito.

The Helistop falls within King Shaka’s CTR, in close proximity to Virginia Airport and flying time to the GFA training area is 5 minutes.  Positioned on a natural platform with green-zone servitudes to the north, west and south, the servitudes are designated no-build areas and form natural flight paths in and out of the Imbonini base.

The hangar is clean and modern with great natural lighting and clever external storage rooms.  With classrooms and offices built into the back wall, the new satellite base ticks all the right boxes.

Our new hangar, housing for our helicoptersSide view of our helicopter home in ballitoan aerial photograph of our ballito heli pad

Geographical Information:

  • The Imbonini Helistop is located at Imbonini Industrial Park, in the Shaka’s Head area approximately 3kms from the Ballito CBD and 1km from the N2 Highway.
  • From King Shaka International Airport, the Imbonini pad is 7,38nm from the threshold of Runway 24 and 700m inland of the extended centre line.
  • Imbonini to the CTR boundary at Tinley Manor is 4nm.
  • The GPS co-ordinates for the Imbonini Helistop are:  S 29° 29’ 42,76”  & E 031° 12’ 27,00”
  • The N2 Highway runs in a North-South direction, approximately 700m to the East of the Imbonini Helistop.
  • Helipad elevation is 200ft ASL.