Sec. 29.59 - Takeoff path: Category A.
(a) The takeoff path extends from the point of commencement of the takeoff procedure to a point 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 takeoff path must remain clear of the height-velocity envelope established in accordance with §29.87;
(2) The rotorcraft must be flown to the engine failure point; at which point, the critical engine must be made inoperative and remain inoperative for the rest of the takeoff;
(3) After the critical engine is made inoperative, the rotorcraft must
continue to the takeoff decision point, and then attain V
(4) Only primary controls may be used while attaining V
(5) After attaining V
(b) During the takeoff path determination made in accordance with
paragraph (a) of this section and after attaining V
(c) During the continued takeoff, the rotorcraft shall not descend below 15 feet above the takeoff surface when the takeoff decision point is above 15 feet.
(d) From 200 feet above the takeoff surface, the rotorcraft takeoff path must be level or positive until a height 1,000 feet above the takeoff surface is attained with not less than the rate of climb required by §29.67(a)(2). Any secondary or auxiliary control may be used after attaining 200 feet above the takeoff surface.
(e) 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, as amended by Amdt. 29-44, 64 FR 45337, Aug. 19, 1999]