LOW VISIBILITY OPERATIONS
Our Low Visibility Operations course aims to teach pilots and prepare them to operate an aircraft in conditions with low visibility. The course starts with definitions of terms related to low visibility take-off, approach and landing, and ends with practical part that takes pilot through a flight in low visibility conditions including pre-flight planning, flight deck preparation in the cockpit, taxi, take-off, cruise, approach, go-around, landing and taxi-in. The examples include approach charts.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
The course is designed to be completed in average of 35 minutes.
ICAO DOC 9365 AIR‐OPS Subpart E
EC‐regulations and ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) recommendations
AMC1 SPA.LVO.120 Flight Crew Training and qualifications
Low visibility take-off
Low visibility approach and landing
1) characteristics and limitations of the ILS and/or MLS;
(2) characteristics of the visual aids;
(3) characteristics of fog;
(4) operational capabilities and limitations of the particular airborne system to include HUD symbolic and EVS characteristics, if appropriate;
(5) effects of precipitation, ice accretion, low level wind shear and turbulence;
(6) effect of specific aircraft/system malfunctions;
(7) use and limitations of RVR assessment systems;
(8) principles of obstacle clearance requirements;
(9) recognition of and action to be taken in the event of failure of ground equipment;
(10) procedures and precautions to be followed with regard to surface movement during operations when the RVR is 400 m or less and any additional procedures required for take-off in conditions below 150 m (200 m for category D aeroplanes);
(11) significance of DHs based upon radio altimeters and the effect of terrain profile in the approach area on radio altimeter readings and on the automatic approach/landing systems;
(12) importance and significance of alert height, if applicable, and the action in the event of any failure above and below the alert height;
(13) qualification requirements for pilots to obtain and retain approval to conduct LVOs; and
(14) importance of correct seating and eye position.