1. You have been dispatched from MCO to MSY along Q-100, but because of significant turbulence along the route Dispatch has filed you at FL 220. Is this legal?
Answer: No. The minimum altitude for extended overwater operations, defined as beyond 50 NM from the nearest shoreline, is FL 250. For the south and east coasts of the U.S., below 35 degrees north latitude, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean islands, not to exceed 30 minutes of flying time in still air with one engine inoperative, or 162 NM from the nearest shoreline, whichever is less.