3rd Jun 2009, 22:55
Ok, look at the top of this departure titled "Takeoff Minimums" and look at the bottom titled "Departure Crossing Restrictions"
What is the difference?
4th Jun 2009, 01:25
Takeoff Minimums (in the US) only apply to Part 135 and 121 operations, the crossing restrictions apply to everyone.
The "standard" is 1 mile visibility if you have 1 or 2 engines, 1/2 mile with 3 or more. (Most operators get lower than standard in their Ops Specs.) Notice the crossing restrictions don't say anything about weather, they are just a climb gradient. And they only apply to runways where there TO mins are "standard."