Landing or taking off in a helicopter within the Stamford city limits is prohibited, the patrolman explained. It was a new ordinance, passed by the city council presumably to prevent rich CEOs from traveling by helicopter from their mansions to their offices in Manhattan. Clearly medevac helicopters weren’t supposed to be caught up in the ordinance, especially after 9/11, but the law was the law. The officer wrote the ticket and handed it to my dad. The fine, if he was convicted, reached into the thousands of dollars.