Intro to IFR Question #7 - What are the IFR alternate requirements?

IFR alternate requirements


What are the IFR alternate requirements?  

Alternate airport weather minimums (FAR 91.169(c))

  • For a precision approachWhat  procedure equipped airport:
    • 600’ ceiling and 2 statute miles visibility
  • For a non precision approach procedure equipped airport:
    • 800’ ceiling and 2 statute miles visibility  

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