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Old 5th Jun 2013, 05:22
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Join Date: Dec 1999
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Without wishing to get all defensive, the so-called Heathrow minute is just the use of Reduced Separation in the vicinity for departing aircraft which any airfield can do depending upon the tracks of those aircraft. For example, on easterlies a MID followed by a DVR is 2 minutes as specified in the MATS Part 2, but yesterday were being launched 'wheels up' which if they're both Medium category aircraft can be as little as 45 seconds. Visually separated until 3nm apart and diverging.
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