Helicopter Practice Pads
Where traffic will not interfere with main base traffic.
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.
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.
Length: 75 feet.
Width: Width of runway plus shoulders.
Length: 800 feet.
Width: Same as approach surface.
For runway marking, see NAVAIR 51-50AAA-2.
Provide day and night wind indicator.
Provide all-weather access road.