below minimums

below minimums

[bi′lō ′min·ə‚məmz]
(meteorology)
Below operational weather limits for aircraft.
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Certain rules allow us to descend below minimums, but only by so much.
Diane takes off from her home field, knowing that the weather at Podunk is reporting below minimums, and conditions don't improve as she nears Podunk.
Last year, Journal Register Co., GateHouse Media Inc., and Sun-Times Media Group were de-listed from the NYSE because their market capitalization had fallen below minimums and because they were trading for less than $1.
In the training environment, the solution is simple: We do not fly if the weather is below minimums. In the operational environment, the solution also is simple: We do not fly if the weather is below minimums.
Gravely also sees customer fees rising as a result of industry consolidation, noting that banks already charge for ATM transactions and for savings account balances that fall below minimums, such as $500.
His point, however, was that this was not that uncommon an event because when Fairbanks went below minimums, Nenana often did as well.
Before anyone gets excited about us missing something, yes, Part 121 and 135 pilots do get a little of Part 91's "Hey, y'all, let's just go take a look" authority to descend to the MDA or DA/DH in the circumstance where the weather was above approach minimums, and only after passing the FAF did the pilot get the report of weather below minimums.
Now below minimums. Fort Smith was getting worse, instead of better.
Smith, I too am a professional, but I would never tell anyone to be below minimums, in IMC conditions, relying on a VFR chart to avoid obstacles, all while trying to fly a single-engine profile.
The controller directed the pilot to two different nearby airports but both were below minimums. The pilot informed the controller that he was low on fuel and needed to land as soon as possible.
Turning onto final, the final approach controller announced that the weather was now below minimums. I rogered the call but having commenced the approach, we decided to give it a try.
Smith, I am a professional and I would never tell anyone to be below minimums, in IMC conditions, relying on a VFR chart to avoid obstacles, all while trying to fly a single-engine profile.