Re: B757 "Heavy Jet"?

From:         Pete Hughes <>
Date:         03 Jul 96 01:23:53 
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In article <airliners.1996.1070@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Gerard Foley
<> writes
>C. Marin Faure ( wrote:
>: FAA simply moved the 757 into the higher category, which was more accurate
>: as far as its wing characteristics are concerned anyway, thus increasing
>: the spacing between the 757 and a following airplane.  End of wake vortex
>: incidents.

At Heathrow tonight a Sabena 737 pilot got a right telling-off for
declining to take off close behind a 757.  He was told that in the UK
757s are not considered to be heavy and that 2 minute separation was not
necessary.  The pilot in the aircraft behind the next 757 further down
the queue immediately requested two minute separation as well!