When I first began flying IFR, my weather minimums
were high, and my understanding of real-world weather was low.
are based on minimum vectoring altitudes rather than the published altitudes along the flight track.
If I ran into bad weather, I could always stop short at Scott AFB and use the TACAN approach (weather minimums
"We had such confidence in how the plane was flying that we lowered the weather minimums
to what the fleet is actually using, knowing that when I lower my hook and come into the groove I'm going to trap."
After the third approach and with 200 pounds of fuel left to preplan divert fuel, Dude 04 broke out at weather minimums
in a safe position to land, and landed with no further incident.
This allows for lower landing weather minimums
, increasing runway utilization at JFK.
Alaska Airlines has pioneered the use of RNP, using an FAA-approved RNP/RNAV instrument approach into Juneau Airport under lower weather minimums
than those possible using conventional navigation aids.
Basic VFR weather minimums
: Section 91.155 provides only the barest of minimums for safe flight under VFR.
It might not be higher weather minimums
. It might be the ILS you could fly is NA when the tower is closed, and you're planning on getting in late.
My EWO responded by reminding them that we were executing our alternate flight plan due to our destination being below weather minimums
. Apparently the PPR was not the issue, it was the firefighting capability.
A number of locations had published GCA weather minimums
of100 foot ceiling and one-quarter mile visibility, with terrain and runway/approach lighting systems effecting published minimums.