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Features December 2015 Issue

Discrepancies in Aircraft Runway Visible Range (RVR)

A Category I ILS has visibility minimums that canít go below 1/2 mile. So, it gets confusing when Jeppesen equates an 1800 RVR requirement to only needing 3/8 mile visibility.

If your aircraft's instrument landing system cannot go below half a mile, you will find trouble with Jeppesen charts, which measure runway visible range by one-eighth of a mile increments.

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