Originally Posted by polo708
Here is my problem with this scenario... yes, you can have them maintain visual separation from each other, but in your case they are making their landing to different(parallel) runways. This rule can only be used for a/c operating on the same runway. Sounds stupid I agree, but it is what it is... 3-9-7:
4. Successive touch‐and‐go and stop‐and‐go operations are conducted with any aircraft following a heavy aircraft/B757 in the pattern, or heavy aircraft/B757 departing the same runway, provided the pilot of the aircraft is maintaining visual separation/spacing behind the preceding heavy aircraft/B757. Issue a wake turbulence cautionary advisory and the position of the heavy aircraft/B757.
And i'm with Mike... heavy #2 CANNOT pass heavy #1.
the visual separation that I'm applying is for overtaking on final and departure/departure separation (no, not using visual for dep/dep because that's not allowed), let me explain. If you apply visual separation to #2 and #1 they can turn base when they feel comfortable and (imo) should anticipate when to go on the go so as to not be overtaken by one or the other because you then need the 2 minutes/4 miles. It basically puts the "bust" on the pilot, however, again in the instance where #1 is overtaken, get the aircraft turned asap.