SEPARATION MINIMA FOR TAKE-OFF
An aircraft must not commence take–off until:
- a preceding departing aircraft using the same runway has:
- crossed the upwind end of the runway; or
- commence a turn; or
- if the runway is longer than 1800m, become airborne, and is at least 1,800m ahead; or
- if both aircraft have a MTOW (Maximum Take-Off Weight) below 2,000kg, the preceding aircraft is airborne and is at least 600m ahead.
- a preceding landing aircraft using the same runway, has crossed or stopped short of the take-off aircraft’s runway; or
- a preceding aircraft, using another runway, has crossed or stopped short of the take-off aircraft’s runway.
At aerodromes, where gliders operate to a common circuit pattern from a parallel strip outside the runway strip, the above separation minima shall apply to aircraft landing or taking off on either runway as if they were a single runway. Aircraft taxiing or stationary on the runway must not affect operations on the other side.
Where gliders and glider tugs operate to a contra-circuit, simultaneous operations are permitted.
Position in the circuit should be broadcast if considered of value to other aircraft for separation purposes.
Next month will be Separation minima for landing….
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