Distances for take-off

SEPARATION MINIMA FOR TAKE-OFF

An aircraft must not commence take–off until:

  •  a preceding departing aircraft using the same runway has:
    1. crossed the upwind end of the runway; or
    2.   commence a turn; or
    3. if the runway is longer than 1800m, become airborne, and is at least 1,800m ahead; or

  1. 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….

“enjoy- learn and safe flying”