So here is something that nobody can seem to agree on at the two facilities I've been.
Here we are in our class C tower. We have two aircraft...a small and a large. The large is on a 5 mile final. The small is somewhere on a base leg (no they won't hit). We get the small to see the large and he's #2 and follows it in. The large crosses the threshold and the small is on a 2 mile final. Have we done wrong? A small behind a large requires 4 miles. Some argue you need 4 miles...even guys on the downwind following others on final (which I disagree with). They recite the .65 section for that requirement (under "Radar") Some state the obvious "We are in a tower! It's a radar requirement." Some fire back "well, we do have certified radar in the tower." It's a never ending circle lets just say.
So the question...is the wake turbulence radar separation the towers responsibility? Is it just for guys on final? What's the deal?