What is a take-off alternate?
What is a take-off alternate?
A Take-off alternate is an aerodrome at which an aircraft would be able to land should this become necessary shortly after take-off and it is not possible to use the aerodrome of departure.
How far from the aerodrome of departure can a take-off alternate be?
Not more than two hours from the departure airport at normal cruising speed in still air with one engine inoperative.
What are the alternate airport requirements?
Planning Your IFR Alternate For your alternate airport to meet the requirements of FAR 91.169, the weather conditions at the ETA must meet or exceed: If a usable precision approach is available: 600′ ceilings AND 2 SM of visibility. If only a non-precision approach is useable: 800′ AND 2 SM of visibility.
Do I need a takeoff alternate?
Do You Need A Takeoff Alternate? IFR takeoff alternates are required when weather conditions are above takeoff minimums, but below landing minimums for the departure runway or airport. But while they aren’t required for you under Part 91, creating your own takeoff alternate is always a good idea.
What are takeoff minimums?
Note: a quick reminder, standard takeoff minimums for one and two engine airplanes is 1-mile visibility and a 1/2 mile visibility for 3-4 engine airplanes. You have the right to decline a SID as a Part 91 pilot if you don’t want to do it.
When must a takeoff alternate be listed on the dispatch release?
Takeoff alternates are required in commercial operations when the weather at the departure airport below landing minimums. The takeoff alternate’s weather must meet regular alternate airport weather minimums and it must be within one-hour flying time in still air with one engine inoperative.
When can an airport be used as an alternate?
For an airport to be used as an alternate, the forecast weather at that airport must meet certain qualifications at the estimated time of arrival. Standard alternate minimums for a precision approach are a 600-foot ceiling and 2 SM visibility.
Can a GPS approach be used as an alternate?
For airports with both ground-based navaid IAPs and GPS-based IAPs, the GPS-based IAPs typically would show as NA for filing as an alternate. The NOTAM now allows an option to flight plan for use of a GPS-based IAP at either the destination or the alternate airport, but not at both locations.
Can you use your departure airport as an alternate?
alternates are basically for lost comm (and fuel planning), Alternates are for weather deciding you’re not landing at the destination. And yes, your departure can be your alternate.
What is the minimum visibility for takeoff?
Standard takeoff minimums are defined as 1 statute mile visibility or RVR 5000 for airplanes having 2 engines or less and ½ statute mile visibility or RVR 2400 for airplanes having more than 2 engines.
What are the requirements for a take off alternate?
Take-off Alternate. With regards to Take-off alternate,it’s said that the requirements for landing minima for a take-off alternate are: The weather must be above landing minima for the aerodrome at departure time. The point is landing minima versus alternate minima.
What does ICAO mean by take off alternate?
ICAO defines each of these as follows: A Take-off alternate is an aerodrome at which an aircraft would be able to land should this become necessary shortly after take-off and it is not possible to use the aerodrome of departure.
What does it mean to use an alternate Aerodrome?
Alternate aerodromes may be designated as Take-off , En-route or Destination alternates. ICAO defines each of these as follows: A Take-off alternate is an aerodrome at which an aircraft would be able to land should this become necessary shortly after take-off and it is not possible to use the aerodrome of departure.
Where is the take off alternate PPRUNE minima located?
Location: Between Vedex and Murag! Planning minima for a take-off alternate aerodrome.