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MIL-HDBK-1021/1
TABLE 6
Helicopter Practice Pads
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Item
Criteria
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Location
Where traffic will not interfere with main base traffic.
Paved area
Runway pavement shall be 1000 feet long and 100 feet wide.
Three runways are required for practice pad.  Grades are
the same as for operational areas; see Table 7.
Shoulders
Minimum width:  25 feet.
Transverse Grade:  -5% for first 10 feet, then:
Maximum grade:  -4%.
Minimum grade:  -2%.
Shoulder shall be select material, compacted and
stabilized with asphalt or other material to protect
against rotor blast.
Overrun
Length:  75 feet.
Width:  Width of runway plus shoulders.
Takeoff safety
Length:  800 feet.
zone
Width:  Same as approach surface.
Marking
For runway marking, see NAVAIR 51-50AAA-2.
Wind indicator
Provide day and night wind indicator.
Access road
Provide all-weather access road.
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