3-8-4. SIMULTANEOUS OPPOSITE DIRECTION OPERATION

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  • 3-8-4. SIMULTANEOUS OPPOSITE DIRECTION OPERATION

    Authorize simultaneous opposite direction operations on parallel runways, on parallel landing strips, or on a runway and a parallel landing strip only when the following conditions are met:

    1. Operations are conducted in VFR conditions.
    2. Two-way radio communication is maintained with the aircraft involved and pertinent traffic information is issued.
      • PHRASEOLOGY
      • TRAFFIC (description) ARRIVING/DEPARTING/LOW APPROACH, OPPOSITE DIRECTION ON PARALLEL RUNWAY/LANDING STRIP.
    3. The distance between the runways or landing strips is in accordance with the minima in TBL 3-8-2.
    TBL 3-8-2 Opposite Direction Distance Minima
    Type of Operation Minimum distance (feet) between parallel
    Runway centerlines Edges of adjacent strips or runway and strip
    Between sunrise and sunset 1400 1400
    Between sunset and sunrise 2800 Not Authorized
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