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Features November 2016 Issue

Lower Won't Work

Lower Won't Work

Certain rules allow us to descend below minimums, but only by so much. And pushing it too far means huge increases in risk, often with tragic results.

While we usually train by flying right to minimums and then frequently flying the missed, how often in our actual flying do we miss and do it again, or divert to an alternate? How often do we get caught by surprise when the ceiling we’re expecting to break out of is lower than we thought (or lower than we need)? For those of us operating under 14 CFR Part 91, how often do we consider or actually find ourselves pushing the looser legal limits of landing under IFR?

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