lateral separation

lateral separation

[′lad·ə·rəl ‚sep·ə′rā·shən]
(navigation)
In air-traffic control, the separation between aircraft on parallel course lines.

lateral separation

The lateral spacing of aircraft at the same altitude by ensuring operations on different routes or in different geographic locations. This is ensured by one of the following methods: (i) clearing aircraft on different airways or routes whose widths or protected airspace do not overlap. (ii) clearing aircraft below 18,000 to proceed to and report over or hold at different geographical locations determined visually or by reference to NAVAIDs. (iii) clearing aircraft to hold over different fixes whose holding pattern airspace areas do not overlap each other or other airspace to be protected. (iv) clearing departing aircraft to fly specified headings which are diverging.
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With 3,000 feet of lateral separation and a 200-knot closure rate, the wingman, who was by now task saturated, did not recognize the rapidly increasing size of the lead and lack of any bearing change.
The mission commander must ensure the routes to and from the target area are deconflicted to guarantee vertical and lateral separation of ingressing aircraft.
Up to four simultaneous landings will be possible due to ample lateral separation of 2,600ft (800m) between each runway And DWC is open 24 hours a day
Vehicle type, lateral position of vehicles, lateral separation in the centrelines of the vehicles following one another, and traffic densities in the lateral and longitudinal direction are only a few factors to name.
I was able to hang on to my lead but had to step down and take extra lateral separation to maintain visual.
Polarcus Alima incorporates sophisticated seismic technology and is capable of towing 12 streamers, with a 100 metre lateral separation between streamers.
As you watch the game against Washington today, watch to see the lateral separation of the cover men - there should NEVER be one behind another.
The PUI maneuvered the T-34C to land to the south, paralleling the power lines, with about 500 feet of lateral separation from the lines.
The airspace over Pakistan is limited to a few specific altitude blocks, with lateral separation built in for traffic flying opposite directions.
We are descending to their altitude, while ensuring lateral separation from their reported position.
The Sensis ADS-B 1090 ground-based transceivers will provide aircraft position information with sufficient accuracy and reliability to allow for five nautical miles of lateral separation.
The obvious question no one asked was how would the right-diamond division leader make sure there was enough lateral separation from the left-lead division in this nonstandard formation?