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What Constitutes A "Heavy"?  
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Posted (12 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

I always hear the term "Heavy" used in reference to planes like the 747... Why (Besides the size) is it considered a "Heavy", and what other a/c are in the same class?
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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

deja vu.

Should be 225,000lbs+ airplanes..
Others may have different views on "heavy" term..



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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

To simplify the matter, all widebodies, plus 757's.

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

Ben88, I am not sure about the 753, but the 752 is technically considered a heavy to ATC even though it does not weigh the heavy weight. But, I have heard through the grapevine that ATAs 757s are considered heavies. Can anyone confirm?

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13254 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
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All B-757s are classified as "heavy" by ATC. So is the Concorde, believe it or not.


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User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

Here we go again....

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

The Concorde doesn't need to be classified a heavy anyway, it automatically gets priority for its fuel situation.

User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

I've listened to ATC before and I didn't think that 757s were called heavys. Also something that I noticed... the 763 is called a heavy but not a 762.

Am I loosing my mind?


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User currently onlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4182 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 16 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

ILS-

The reason for the heavy callsign is not for fuel, but for wake turbulence separation.

Heavys have to have 5 miles cleared behind them, 757-200's 4 miles, and regular airliners 3.


In the US a heavy qualifies for an airplane that has an MGTOW of greater tahn 255,000 pounds. Note that it does not have to actually weigh that...just be able to weigh that.





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