Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 1Date: 2023-01-01Original Date: 2023-01-01Title: Section 29.60 - Elevated heliport takeoff path: Category A.Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. SUBCHAPTER C - AIRCRAFT. PART 29 - AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT. Subpart B - Flight. - Performance.
§ 29.60 Elevated heliport takeoff path: Category A. (a) The elevated heliport takeoff path extends from the point of commencement of the takeoff procedure to a point in the takeoff path at which the rotorcraft is 1,000 feet above the takeoff surface and compliance with § 29.67(a)(2) is shown. In addition— (1) The requirements of § 29.59(a) must be met; (2) While attaining V TOSS and a positive rate of climb, the rotorcraft may descend below the level of the takeoff surface if, in so doing and when clearing the elevated heliport edge, every part of the rotorcraft clears all obstacles by at least 15 feet; (3) The vertical magnitude of any descent below the takeoff surface must be determined; and (4) After attaining V TOSS and a positive rate of climb, the landing gear may be retracted. (b) The scheduled takeoff weight must be such that the climb requirements of § 29.67 (a)(1) and (a)(2) will be met. (c) Takeoff distance will be determined in accordance with § 29.61. [Doc. No. 24802, 61 FR 21899, May 10, 1996; 61 FR 33963, July 1, 1996]