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 do you know if 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. Takeoff alternates aren’t required under Part 91, and usually only apply to Part 135 or Part 121 Air Carriers.
What do airline pilots say before take-off?
There is an announcement like: “Flight attendants, prepare for take-off please.” “Cabin crew, please take your seats for take-off.” Within a minute after take-off, an announcement might be made reminding passengers to keep their seat belts fastened.
Do I need an alternate?
It’s called the 3-2-1 rule, and it’s the easiest way to remember the regulation. To recap, if the weather at your destination isn’t at least 3 SM of visibility and 2000′ AGL ceilings from 1 hour before to 1 hour after your ETA, you need to file an alternate.
Which alternate has the least speed?
An alternator coupled with hydraulic turbine has the least speed. Explanation: An alternator is an electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current.
What are the standard alternate minimums?
Standard alternate minimums for a precision approach are a 600-foot ceiling and 2 SM visibility. For a non-precision approach, the minimums are an 800-foot ceiling and 2 SM visibility. Standard alternate minimums apply unless higher alternate minimums are listed for an airport.
Where do I find alternate minimums?
To view the non-standard IFR alternate minimums information, you will need to go to the Airports page > search for the airport > on the Procedures sub-tab, tap on Arrival > and then look for the Alternate minimums line. If there is an entry, tap on it and swipe through the pages until you find the airport in question.
What is the violation for a pilot filing a IFR flight plan without an instrument rating?
The filing of an IFR flight plan by a pilot without an instrument rating is not a violation. Any person that reads that regulation and concludes otherwise does not understand what he has read.
What qualifies as an alternate?
Not just any airport qualifies as an alternate per 91.169(c). The standard minimum weather requirement for an alternate is 600-2 if there’s a precision approach available and an 800-2 for a non-precision approach. Many airports have non-standard minimums for alternate purposes.
How do you find alternate minimums?
Who are the predecessors of US Airways Express?
Henson Airlines was the major predecessor to today’s US Airways Express carrier Piedmont Airlines. Pacific Southwest Airlines and Piedmont Airlines were both major carriers that merged with USAir, which later became US Airways, and the corporate names were retained to protect their trademarks.
When do I need an alternate takeoff alternate?
No person may takeoff an aircraft under IFR from an airport where weather conditions are at or above takeoff minimums but are below authorized IFR landing minimums unless there is an alternate airport within 1 hour’s flying time (at normal cruising speed, in still air) of the airport of departure. (1) Aircraft having two engines.
When did Allegheny Airlines change to US Airways?
Allegheny Airlines was changed to USAir in 1979 however the feeder network still carried the name of Allegheny Commuter until 1989 when it was changed to USAir Express. In 1997 USAir changed its name again to US Airways at which time the feeder network became US Airways Express.
Do you need a takeoff alternate under 14 CFR 91?
14 CFR 91 does not require a takeoff alternate. I’m going to quote the IFH again because it’s an authoritative FAA source and because I very much agree with it (2-6): Aircraft operating under Part 91 are not required to comply with established takeoff minimums.
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 do you know if you need a takeoff alternate? IFR takeoff alternates are required when weather…