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Old 20th Nov 2009, 20:20
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Single Pilot IFR.

Can anyone clarify the minimum RVR required for a legal single pilot PUBLIC TRANSPORT ILS approach. Do different states have different minima?
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Old 20th Nov 2009, 22:37
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EU-OPS: 800m. Operators outside EASA jurisdiction - might be different
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Old 20th Nov 2009, 22:40
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With coupled autopilot it is reduced. 600m as far as I remember. I am sure someone will turn up with the EU OPS reference.

Edit - just checked my ops manual, and it's system minima for single pilot with coupled autopilot (ie down to 550m) with approach lights serviceable. 600m is for no centreline/touchdown zone lights.

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Old 21st Nov 2009, 01:24
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In Canada only CAT I ILS are permitted single pilot so with the new retarded commercial ops approach bans 488 m.

Used to be 366 m.

No need or credit for coupled autopilots.
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Old 21st Nov 2009, 01:59
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I am sure someone will turn up with the EU OPS reference.
Single pilot operations. For single pilot operations, an operator must calculate the minimum RVR for all approaches in accordance with OPS 1.430 and this Appendix. An RVR of less than 800 m is not permitted except when using a suitable autopilot coupled to an ILS or MLS, in which case normal minima apply. The Decision Height applied must not be less than 1,25 x the minimum use height for the autopilot
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 12:41
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The new appendix 1 to OPS 1.430 doesn't have the 1.25 limitation for SPIFR anymore. Does anyone know why this was removed??
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