- 1 Can a GPS approach be used as an alternate?
- 2 What requirements must your GPS meet before you can use it for IFR?
- 3 When using a TSO C129 or TSO C196 GPS for navigation and instrument approaches any required alternate airport must have?
- 4 When can an airport be used as an alternate?
- 5 What are alternate minimums?
- 6 What minimum equipment is required for IFR flight?
- 7 Can you fly IFR with only GPS?
- 8 What does WAAS stand for?
- 9 How often are GPS databases updated?
- 10 What are the minimum fuel requirements in IFR conditions if the first airport?
- 11 What are the alternate minimums for an airport with a precision approach procedure?
- 12 How many satellites are required for Raim?
- 13 Can you file IFR to an airport without an approach?
- 14 How do you find alternate minimums?
- 15 How do I choose an alternate airport?
Can a GPS approach be used as an alternate?
For airports with both ground-based navaid IAPs and GPS-based IAPs, the GPS-based IAPs typically would show as NA for filing as an alternate. The NOTAM now allows an option to flight plan for use of a GPS-based IAP at either the destination or the alternate airport, but not at both locations.
What requirements must your GPS meet before you can use it for IFR?
Using GPS IFR:
Using GPS IFR – must be equipped with an operational alternate means of navigation. Must have RAIM. Pilot must be familiar with GPS system on aircraft. Flight plans – if destination does not have an instrument approach, or only has a GPS approach, you must file an alternate.
– Aircraft using GPS TSO–C129 or TSO–C196 navigation equipment under IFR must be equipped with an approved and operational alternate means of navigation appropriate to the flight. 78.
When can an airport be used as an alternate?
Simply put, you always need to file an alternate airport unless Weather reports and forecasts indicate that from 1 hour before to 1 hour after your ETA (at the listed destination) the ceiling will be at least 2,000′ AGL and the visibility will be at least 3 SM.
What are alternate minimums?
ALTERNATE minimums affect your PLAN, even BEFORE you take off, and is not related to approach minimums. An “alternate” refers to a second airport you identify in your planning that you can go to if the weather at the destination turns too bad to land.
What minimum equipment is required for IFR flight?
In the United States, instruments required for IFR flight in addition to those that are required for VFR flight are: heading indicator, sensitive altimeter adjustable for barometric pressure, clock with a sweep-second pointer or digital equivalent, attitude indicator, radios and suitable avionics for the route to be
Can you fly IFR with only GPS?
To use GPS for IFR approaches, you must use GPS avionics that are properly approved and installed, and all approach procedures to be flown must be retrievable from the airborne navigation database. You must also be sure to check GPS NOTAMs for possible satellite outages.
What does WAAS stand for?
Satellite Navigation – Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) About FAA. All Visitors Federal Aviation Administration Search.
How often are GPS databases updated?
It’s that time of the month again, time to update your panel mounted GPS database. Every 28 days or so you go out to the airport, pull the data card out of your GPS, drive home, update it, and drive back to the airport to replace it in the GPS.
What are the minimum fuel requirements in IFR conditions if the first airport?
What are the minimum fuel requirements for airplanes in IFR conditions, if the first airport of intended landing is forecast to have a 1,500 foot ceiling and 3 miles visibility at flight-planned ETA? Fuel to fly to the first airport of intended landing, A) and fly thereafter for 45 minutes at normal cruising speed.
What are the alternate minimums for an airport with a precision approach procedure?
Standard alternate minimums for a precision approach are a 600-foot ceiling and 2 SM visibility. For a non-precision approach, the minimums are an 800-foot ceiling and 2 SM visibility. Standard alternate minimums apply unless higher alternate minimums are listed for an airport.
How many satellites are required for Raim?
RAIM. Receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM) provides integrity monitoring of GPS for aviation applications. In order for a GPS receiver to perform RAIM or fault detection (FD) function, a minimum of five visible satellites with satisfactory geometry must be visible to it.
Can you file IFR to an airport without an approach?
You cannot file an IFR flight plan to an airport without an instrument approach. B. If the weather is forecast to be at least VFR at the expected time of arrival.
How do you find alternate minimums?
To view the non-standard IFR alternate minimums information, you will need to go to the Airports page > search for the airport > on the Procedures sub-tab, tap on Arrival > and then look for the Alternate minimums line. If there is an entry, tap on it and swipe through the pages until you find the airport in question.
How do I choose an alternate airport?
When selecting an alternate, head straight for the approach plates for that airport.
- Look for approaches that you can fly. If you find some…
- Determine if they are authorized for use as an alternate, and if they are…
- Check to see if the weather meets the appropriate alternate minimums for that approach.