1. When a pilot flying a small aircraft request an intersection departure and a large aircraft is departing. The small aircraft must wait 3 minutes for wake turbulence separation. The pilot of the small aircraft has the ability to request to deviate from the 3 minute wake turbulence separation allowing him to depart immediately.
A. Do you think many pilots are aware that they have the ability to wave the three minute wake turbulence separation at intersections?
B. What situations if any do you think a pilot should waive the 3 minute intersection wake turbulence rule?
2. When pilots flying small aircraft are conducting touch and go operations and a large aircraft is departing from the same runway. The air traffic controller will issue an advisory by stating, Report the departing Falcon in sight. Once in sight, maintain visual separation, caution wake turbulence, cleared to land. When the pilot of the small aircraft reports the aircraft in sight he is waiving his 3 minute wake turbulence separation provided by Air Traffic Control, and is visually maintaining his own wake turbulence separation.
1. How many pilots do you think are aware of this?
2. Do you think if pilots were aware that they were waiving three minute separation provided by ATC they would?