I knew is was longer than a statute mile
, but nobody could tell me how long it was.
Zone 3: This zone was exactly one-quarter statute mile
past the point where the motorist made contact with the stimulus of the law enforcement vehicle.
Here are the takeaways for takeoff minimums: Understand that one statute mile
is the standard minimum visibility requirement for takeoff.
Airspace and Flight Visibility Distance From Clouds Altitude Class E, less than 3 Statute Miles
500 feet below 1000 feet 10,000 feet msl above 2000 feet horizontal Class E, at/above 5 statute miles
1000 feet below 1000 10,000 feet msl feet above 1 statute mile
horizontal Class G (1200 feet or less agl) Day (see FAR 1 statute mile
Clear of clouds 91.
The 6,289 statute mile
sector will be flown in approximately 12 hours 30 minutes aboard Air Tahiti Nui's high technology A-340-300's, commercial aviation's long-haul leader.
A typical non-precision approach has an MDA of 600 feet AGL and not usually less than one statute mile
If the 20:1 surface is penetrated, visibility is limited to no lower than one statute mile
and a visual descent point will not be published.
Circling visibility minimums are usually a function of the height above airport of the circling MDA, with minimums as low as one statute mile
for categories A and B aircraft, one and a half for category C and two for category D.
A weather observation taken about 26 nm from the accident site at 0900 included 1/4 statute mile
visibility and an overcast at 300 feet.
However, about 10 years ago, the NWS introduced an additional category, namely, VLIFR (Very Low IFR) to describe ceilings less than 200 feet and/or visibilities less than 1/2 statute mile
At 0534, weather recorded nearby included wind from 360 degrees at three knots, visibility 3/4 statute mile
, mist, an overcast at 100 feet, temperature 17 degrees C and dew point 16 degrees C.
If you have standard visibility (that is, one statute mile
for air craft with one or two engines and half a mile for aircraft with three or more engines), you need to have a minimum climb gradient of 740 feet per nautical mile.