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Features September 2014 Issue

Is a Ceiling Sealing?

Instrument approaches list visibility and ceiling minimums needed for the approach. What do you really need in order to start the approach and to land?

We have all been told old wives tales. Their problem is that they can take on a life of their own. Are the old wives right? Is there a bit of truth to them? Or are they just plain wrong? When it comes to ceilings as part of landing minimums the answer is a bit complicated. It begs the question, are ceilings sealing for instrument pilots or not?

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