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Runway Slopes

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Swarup created the topic: Runway Slopes

Hi Bob

For Waikerie RWY 02
Slope is 0.5% from centre down to ends and TODA equals 892 Meters.
For an ECHO takeoff chart question what value of slope and TODA must be used while plotting?
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John.Heddles replied the topic: Runway Slopes

Slopes are problematic as the values quoted are not really relevant to performance analyses.

Refer to AIP ERSA Intro 9 at para 21.2. www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current..._index_28FEB2019.pdf for the way ASA and CASA approach the question.

So, I suggest, for the exams, you adopt the protocol specified in ERSA.

However, what we normally do for performance work is look at the long section elevations of the runway and apportion slope segments sensibly to the analysis .. and then take the more conservative of the two approaches to cover ourselves from each angle (potential corporate/crew and legal liability).

I'm not familiar with the airfield but the ERSA information suggests that a TODA of 832m would be appropriate. If there were a RESA, I would expect the AD OPR to declare specific data. Alternatively, a pilot could enquire from the AD OPR for specific data over and above that included in ERSA.

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