StandardOperatingProcedures-FixedWing.doc

In addition to the minimums specified herein the

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In addition to the minimums specified herein, the pilot shall consider all of the factors affecting uncontrolled airport operations (i.e., other aircraft, animals or personnel on the runway, debris, pavement damage, etc.) and increase the takeoff minimum as necessary. Special attention shall be given to the charted minimum climb rate for obstacle avoidance as applicable. If weather conditions at the time of takeoff are below the approved landing minimums, pilots will designate a takeoff alternate not more than one hour from the departure airport at normal cruising speed in still air with one engine inoperative. Before takeoff, the pilots shall determine from weather reports, forecasts, and NOTAM that the takeoff alternate is at or above the landing minimums and is expected to remain so for the time period during which the takeoff alternate is required. ALTERNATE AIRPORT REQUIREMENTS Requirements for filing an alternate airport: Within the conterminous United States, an alternate airport need not be filed for a destination airport having a standard instrument approach procedure if the ceiling is forecast to be at least 2,000 feet (600 meters) above the destination airport elevation and the surface visibility is forecast to be at least 3 miles (4.8 km) at the destination airport for at least one hour before and one hour after the estimated time of arrival at the destination airport. Within the conterminous United States, an alternate airport must be filed for a destination airport not having a standard instrument approach procedure if the ceiling and visibility do not allow descent from the MEA to approach and landing under basic VFR. In other countries and Alaska and Hawaii, an alternate airport shall be specified for all destination airports unless the flight is over a route without available alternate airports for a particular destination airport, and the aircraft has enough fuel to fly to the destination airport and to fly for at least two additional hours at normal cruising fuel consumption. An airport may not be listed as an alternate airport in the flight plan unless the appropriate weather reports or forecasts, or any combination thereof, indicate that the weather conditions will be at or above the alternate weather minima specified on the applicable instrument approach procedure chart for that particular airport when the flight arrives. On the Jeppesen instrument approach procedure chart, alternate weather minima are found in the “for filing as alternate” box. When alternate weather minima are not specified for a particular airport, approved minimum weather is: NBAA Safety Best Practices
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Safety Best Practices Manual For airports having an approach with an electronic glideslope, a ceiling of 600 feet (180 meters) and a visibility of two miles (3200 meters).
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