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.
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Restrictions and limitations are described in the "IFR Alternate Airport Minimums" section of the FAA Terminal Procedures publication and on the Jeppesen airport diagram.
You can choose an alternate airport, but you don't want to get your aircraft high-centered at an airport you could get into, but then can't depart.
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.
Parking: Costs associated with parking the airplane in an alternate airport until relocation to maintenance facilities, if available, may be incurred.
The technical working group (TWG) of the House Committee on Transportation, tasked to come up with the master plan for making Clark International Airport (CIA) the alternate airport to the country's premiere gateway, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), is set to meet and buckle down to work on December 10.
This includes a fuel uplift that not only meets all regulatory requirements, it has additional buffers to cater to unexpected scenarios, including poor weather at the alternate airport," Jet added.
In response to the incessant Hamas rocket barrage during Operation Protective Edge that led international airlines to impose a temporary flight ban on Ben-Gurion International Airport in mid-July, Israel concluded a drill on Tuesday to have an alternate airport in the southern Negev for just such instances.
Jetlines is also keen to follow the pioneering move of Allegiant of flying into the low-priced alternate airport facilities.
The fighter formation safely landed at the alternate airport in Yinchuan according to the emergency plan of the exercise.
In some situations, it may not be feasible to wait for things to clear up in Worcester, causing us to have to divert the aircraft to an alternate airport, most often Boston Logan,'' the blog reported.