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MIL-HDBK-1021/1
TABLE 9
Helicopter Landing Lanes
(See Note 1)
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Item
Criteria
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Length
1600 feet to
Provide a number of equally
2000 feet.
spaced "touchdown" or holding
points with adequate separation,
usually not less than 400 feet
from center to center.  Multiple
lanes are to be spaced a minimum
of 200 feet from centerline to
centerline of lanes.
Width
75 feet.
Shoulders:
Shoulders adjacent
25 feet.
May be increased when
to all operational
necessary to accommodate dual
pavements
operations with fixed-wing
aircraft.
Longitudinal grade
Variable.
Conform to the longitudinal
grade of the abutting primary
pavement.
Transverse grade
5.0% first 10 feet followed by
2.0% minimum.
4.0% maximum.
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NOTE 1:
Criteria for landing lanes has been included to show the spacing
between multiple VFR touchdown points on a single runway and the
separation between parallel VFR runways.  The layout shown in Figure 21
is for a typical U.S. Army staging field and should not be used for
Navy or Marine Corps design without the prior approval of the Naval Air
Systems Command.
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