Minimum field requirements

A place for pilots to chat and exchange information about their planes, flying, transports, etc....

Minimum field requirements

Postby Mrbusybody on Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:06 pm

Is there method to determine the minimum field characteristics a pilot might accept? Runway lengths, surface limits, fuel available, and the like are major variables. Secondary airports are not well known to transport organizers and seem to under represented in transports. I am located in the western mountains and primary airports are few and far between.
Mrbusybody
 
Posts: 69
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:29 pm
Location: Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Last Visit: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:46 pm

Re: Minimum field requirements

Postby PilotChip on Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:24 pm

A good rule of thumb is to have a runway at least 2,000ft long for the majority of smaller single engine aircraft. 3,000ft is more comfortable, however. In any case, the pilot will let you know what airport, in your vicinity, will be acceptable.
Image
Jason Chipkin | Long Beach, CA (LGB)
Rescue Blog Facebook
PilotChip
Moderator
 
Posts: 211
Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:30 pm
Location: Long Beach, CA
Last Visit: Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:28 pm


Return to "Pilot Talk"

Who is online

Registered users: Ahrefs [Bot], CommonCrawl [Bot], Google [Bot], Omgili [Bot], Puppy Paws Maryland, Toratr16