Minimums question

So the minimum flight visibility is 1/2 SM and runway visual range is 2600’

Do BOTH of those requirements have to be met in order to continue the approach?

Im guessing you’re landing on the ILS?

That’s correct

The landing visibility requirements are ½ mile or 1,800 feet runway visual range (a special visibility monitor). If the pilot cannot see the runway when they descend to 200 feet, then they may not land.

Visibility minimums are usually one half mile or 2,400 feet runway visual range and may be reduced to 1,800 feet RVR (runway visibility range) if operative touchdown zone and centerline lights are available.


The Runway Visual Range (RVR) must be at least 1/2 mile or 2600 feet to shoot the approach. You can take the approach down to 200FT AGL or 649 FT MSL if on the ILS

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Minimums can also be marked by a DH or DA in this photo it is 50ft for CAT II ILS or 100ft for CATIII ILS

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@TylerShah… MaxSez: when interpreting Data from a Chart/Plate always Check Aircraft Categories when selecting Decision Heights (minimum) for yr Type;

  • Category A: Speed 90 knots or less.
  • Category B: Between 91 and 120 knots.
  • Category C: Between 121 and 140 knots.
  • Category D: Between 141 knots and 165 knots.
  • Category E: Speed 166 knots or more.
    Category E contains only certain Military Aircraft.
    (For CatIi/III chose Plate wisely)



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