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Weather Minimums for Students & Renters

The following insurance, weather and fuel criteria must be observed without exception!
General
Every pilot must observe federal and state air safety regulations.

Grass or soft field landings are strictly prohibited.

Other than with an instructor employed by Certified Flyers, no one may land on runways shorter than 3,000 feet.

All renters, regardless of license held, must refuel enroute to full tanks no less frequently than once every 3 hours of flight.

The practice of simulated engine failures and/or spins are not allowed without a Certified Flyers flight instructor on board.
Private Pilots
Local Flights (flights within 25 nm radius of the airport):

Minimum Ceiling ................. 1,500 ft
Minimum Visibility .............. 3sm
Maximum Surface Wind ...... 21 kts (steady or gusts)
   
Minimum Fuel .................... Flights must begin with FULL tanks
   


Cross Country Flights (criteria apply to entire route of flight):

Minimum Ceiling ................. 2,500 ft
Minimum Visibility .............. 5 sm (current and forecasted)
Maximum Surface Wind ...... Same as local (current and forecasted)
   
Minimum Fuel .................... Flights must begin with FULL tanks

Student Pilot Solo
Local Flights (flights within 25 nm radius of the airport):

Minimum Ceiling ................. 2,500 ft
  3,000 ft for night flights (incl. scatter)
   
Minimum Visibility .............. 5 sm for flight within the traffic pattern
  6 sm for 25-mile radius
  10 sm for night flights
   
Maximum Surface Wind ...... 15 knots steady or gusts
  10 knots maximum crosswind component
   
Minimum Fuel .................... No less than half-full tanks


Note: In addition to the above, night student pilot solo flights must be specifically authorized by a Certified Flyers flight instructor endorsing the student's logbook for each flight and only on the date of the flight. Students may not solo at night unless a Certified Flyers flight instructor or dispatcher is present and on duty at the school for the entire duration of the flight.


Cross Country Flights (criteria apply to entire route of flight):

Minimum Ceiling ................. 3,000 ft (existing and forecasted)
Minimum Visibility .............. 8 sm (existing and forecasted)
Maximum Surface Wind ...... Same as local (existing and forecasted)
   
Time ................................. Student pilot solo cross-country flights
  must be completed by at least one
  hour before official sunset.
   
Minimum Fuel .................... Flights must begin with FULL fuel tanks


Note: Student pilots on solo cross-country flights must refuel to full following whichever occurs first:

1. At the completion of an individual leg of 100 nautical miles or more.
2. At the completion of a total of 150 nautical miles.
3. After flying for a maximum of 2 hours.
 Click here to download student/renter minimums.
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