departure end


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

departure end

That end of a runway nearest to the direction in which initial departure is made.
References in periodicals archive ?
A witness near the departure end of the runway observed that the airplane did not gain altitude as it entered a nose-high attitude he described as "hanging on the prop." The engine sounded smooth and continuous.
According to Chapter 5, Section 2, Instrument Departure Procedures, there's guaranteed obstacle clearance when "crossing the departure end of the runway at least 35 feet above the departure end of runway elevation, climbing to 400 feet above the departure end of runway elevation before making the initial turn, and maintaining a minimum climb gradient of 200 feet per nautical mile" unless otherwise specified.
Ahead of their departure end of this month, the national squad will train in New Delhi for a week.
Over the departure end of the runway and accelerating through 230 KIAS, the T-38 struck a bird that shattered the front cockpit canopy.
Lifting off from a touch-and-go, 2ndLt Dennis spotted the civilian aircraft at the departure end of the runway on a collision course.
It has two main components: the VHF localizer transmitter, located about 1,000ft beyond the departure end of the runway, provides lateral guidance with a signal that divides an 18 nautical mile-long wedge-shaped volume of airspace stretching out from the runway into the approach into left-right halves, A cockpit gauge shows pilots and autopilots how far they are to the left or right of the extended centreline as they descend to the runway.
According to the new guidance, "IFR departure procedures or a DVA may include a higher-than-standard climb gradient originating at the departure end of the runway." Similarly, "a higher-than-standard missed approach climb gradient may be published from the missed approach point." The reason for this, according to the FAA, is that an exception exists in obstacle-avoidance criteria when there are "low, close-in obstacles" near the departure end of the runway.
Many airports have "diverse departure areas." In general, we just have to cross the departure end of the runway at least 35 feet AGL, climb to at least 400 AGL before turning, and climb at least 200 feet per nautical mile to the MIA.
FA-18 pilot was cleared to land on runway 23R while an aircraft that had just landed was taxiing across 23L departure end. That pilot had landed on 23L instead of 23R as instructed.
He coordinated with the SOF for a departure end cable engagement.