alternate airport

alternate airport

[′ȯl·tər·nət ′er‚pȯrt]
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An airport designated in a pilot's flight plan at which an aircraft will have the capability to land if a landing at the intended airport becomes inadvisable.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Both the premier gateway and the alternate airport at Clark are ready for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in November.
Because of its numerous, cheaper flights, it serves as the alternate airport for Masbate, Camarines Sur and Catanduanes, aside from servicing regular passengers from Albay and Sorsogon.
Sde Dov, a smaller alternate airport about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) northwest of the larger Ben Gurion International Airport, is used for many local Israeli flights, linking Tel Aviv to Eilat.
And we understand the IFR alternate airport ("1-2-3") rule in FAR 91.169, regarding IFR flight plans.
Using the Moline TAF, things ought to be well above the "alternate airport weather minima" by your ETA as required by the regs.
However, the civil aviation authorities and also retired officials who had worked for construction of the alternate airport claim that in that case, the aircraft will be forced to use Indian airspace while landing and taking off.
NBAA range is often used in making aircraft comparisons, yet it's interesting to see what the range is when the destination is VFR and meets 91.167, so an alternate airport is not required--as is the case for what we understand to be the majority of flights on instrument flight plans.
Furthermore, no decision has been taken regarding the use of alternate airport, however, Turbat or Pasni's airport might be used for alternate flight operation.
"Out of an abundance of caution, the Captain in command declared an emergency to receive priority handling from air traffic controllers to use the alternate airport."
Al Ghaith said the pilots hadn't issued any distress call and hadn't attempted to divert to an alternate airport.
To estimate associated cost loss for reported incidents that caused a return to the departing airport, diversion to an alternate airport, cancellation of the current flight including transfer to an alternate airplane, and expedited arrival procedures, two cases were considered to check the upper (maximum) and the lower (minimum) loss limits.