The title is a bit cryptic, but that’s because I’m having a hard time formulating my question.
What is the minimum distance of inbound traffic for outbound traffic to be allowed to take off on the same runway?
How many nm away from the threshold can a landing aircraft be for another to be allowed to take off?
I hope my question makes sense.
I’ve searched but not found.
When I missed another topic about it, than I’m sorry.
As soon as the wheels are off the ground the other one can go! If it’s about to rotate (outbound traffic) go ahead and clear the other aircraft to takeoff as it will be off the ground by the time the other aircraft gets there!
It that 60/90/120 seconds from wheels off the ground of the first aircraft to starting to roll of the second aircraft? Or from the first aircraft starting to roll to the second aircraft starting to roll?
Once the aircraft starts to roll. The timing is based on aircraft size and how much wake turbulence they are producing. So you want to allow enough time for it to dissipate before sending your second aircraft into it.
The reality is this- we don’t have any wake turbulence or any other sort or factor in the sim that would make the waiting time as outlined in .65 viable. There’s absolutely no point in having aircraft wait for 2-3 minutes (depending on criteria) for no reason. Even Tyler mentions this in one of his tower videos, if you’ve been paying attention to them. ;)
We keep it VERY simple here. We have no wake turbulence on Infinite Flight so there was no sense in in implementing that separation requirement. Here is our Infinite Flight separation:
Departure VS Departure:
The first departure must be airborne prior to the second beginning takeoff roll.
Departure VS Arrival:
The departure must be airborne prior to the arrival crossing the runway threshold.
Arrival VS Arrival:
The first arriving aircraft must be clear of the runway edge and committed to the exit prior to the second arrival crossing the runway threshold. (if touch and go it is the same as “Departure VS Arrival”)