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What Constitutes The ATC Definition Of A Heavy?  
User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

Well, you saw the topic. What generally constitutes the ATC definition of a heavy?

I used to think that size was the only issue, then I heard someone here say that the 757 series is classified as a 'heavy' in ATC procedure.

I am assuming that it is the intensity and length of the wake turbulence produced by the a/c that classifies it as a heavy or otherwise.

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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

MGTOW of greater than 255,000 pounds. The 757 isnt a heavy but produces the wake turbulence like one, so they have special spacing regulations just for it.

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