Radar is required and the weather minimums
If not instrument-rated, recognize you'll need to apply higher weather minimums
to your operation to provide adequate margins and mitigate risks associated with marginal weather.
, degraded ASE (automatic stabilization equipment) and flight-minimums SOPs can be waived with battle-captain approval.
A combination of better instrumentation, better approach aids, and strict adherence to weather minimums
would make it easier for today's pilots to make the call not to fly.
Let's stop right here and ask the question, "With the weather minimums
continuing to drop, just how far along an approach can we wave an aircraft without a paddles contact?
Other exemptions are made for the selection of alternate airport weather minimums
Basic VFR weather minimums
and cloud clearance requirements do not necessarily apply.
Through our troubleshooting of the INS, mental calculations of the decreasing weather minimums
and listening to approach bark at us, the concept that the NAVAID and the field were not colocated completely dropped from my scan.
Special VFR weather minimums
for fixed wing aircraft are reduced to a mere one mile of flight visibility and the straightforward requirement to remain clear of clouds when operating within Class B, C, or D surface areas.
Personal minimums, of course, generally are a set of conditions--not unlike the basic VFR weather minimums
or the ceiling and visibility requirements for an instrument approach, but also involving other operational considerations--beyond which a pilot vows not to fly.
What would be your required weather minimums
at your alternate if you were flying a helicopter instead of an airplane?
If you can't meet the weather minimums
(visibility and ceiling) or a specified climb gradient for a particular runway, or if the runway is marked as not authorized, then you can't use it for an IFR departure under Part 135.