(c) Issue a clearance to permit the trailing aircraft to deviate from course enough to avoid the
flight path of the preceding nonheavy Category III departure.
e. Opposite Direction Minima
Separate an aircraft taking off from an intersection on the same runway (same or opposite
direction takeoff) and parallel runways separated by less than 2,500 feet. Ensure that the aircraft does
not start takeoff roll until at least three minutes after a heavy jet has taken off (Figure 2-21).
NOTE: A request for takeoff does NOT start a waiver request; the request for takeoff must be
accompanied by a request to deviate from the three-minute rule.
7. PROVIDE VISUAL FLIGHT RULE SEPARATION TO HELICOPTERS
a. Helicopter Departure Separation
Separate a leaving helicopter from other helicopters. Do this by ensuring that it does not take off
until one of the following conditions exists:
(1) A preceding leaving helicopter has left the takeoff area.
(2) A preceding arriving helicopter has taxied off the landing area.
NOTE: Helicopters performing air-taxiing operations within the boundary of the airport are considered
b. Helicopter Arrival Separation
Separate an arriving helicopter from other helicopters. Ensure that it does not land until one of
the following conditions exists:
(1) A preceding arriving helicopter has come to a stop or taxied off the landing area.
(2) A preceding leaving helicopter has left the landing area.
c. Simultaneous Landings or Takeoffs
Authorize helicopters to conduct simultaneous landings or takeoffs if the distance between the
landing or takeoff points is at least 200 feet and the courses to be flown do not conflict. Refer to surface
markings to determine the 200-foot minimum, or