Tight On Fuel

Most flights that require an alternate airport with fuel reserves to be safe and legal end up with plenty left in the tanks, but a plan doesn't always sync with reality.

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That typical one-hour fuel reserve most of us use for personal flying works great, mainly ’cause we rarely need it. In most cases, there’s four-plus hours of fuel for a two-hour flight that includes an alternate just down the road. Use a (conservative) default fuel burn to estimate it, and you’re all set. But when […]
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