Card Set Information
IFR regulations from both GOM and regs.
When are you required to have a destination alternate?
If destination at ETA +
- 1 hour will be:
Cig - <1,500' above lowest circling HAA or
If no circling, then 1,500' above lowest published minimum or 2,000' above airport elevation
Visibility <3 (or 2 more than appr min, whichever is greater)
When are you required to have a departure alternate?
When taking off from anywhere with less than landing minimums, an IFR departure alternate within 1 hour flight time is required.
What is the required weather for an alternate?
Cig - 200' above HAT for appr to be flown
Vis - 1SM or as published, whichever is higher
If you are required to have an alternate, how much fuel must you carry?
Fuel to destination + alternate + 30 minutes cruise.
Standard takeoff minimums:
1/2SM or 2400RVR
Predicated on a 200ft/nm climb capability
PHI is allowed to depart an airport
...the PIC (or another competent to supply appropriate observations) determines departure point is 1/2SM Day or 1SM night (VFR per 135.205).
PHI may use a destination
a weather source within 15NM, if available
the Area Forecast
altimeter setting source specified in the IAP
and the IFR alternate must have onsite, NWS-approved weather