Helicopter IFR Alternates[PDF]
The aerodrome/heliport to which a helicopter may proceed when it becomes either impossible or inadvisable to proceed to or to land at the aerodrome/heliport of intended landing where the necessary services and facilities are available, where aircraft performance requirements can be met and which is operational at the expected time of use is called alternate aerodrome/heliport.
Types of Alternates
An alternate aerodrome/heliport at which a helicopter would be able to land should this become necessary shortly after take-off and it is not possible to use the aerodrome/heliport of departure.
An alternate aerodrome/heliport at which a helicopter would be able to land in the event that a diversion becomes necessary while en route.
An alternate aerodrome/heliport at which a helicopter would be able to land should it become either impossible or inadvisable to land at the aerodrome/heliport of intended landing.
- The duration of the flight and the meteorological conditions prevailing are such that there is reasonable certainty that, at the estimated time of arrival at the aerodrome/heliport of intended landing, and for a reasonable period before and after such time, the approach and landing may be made under visual meteorological conditions as prescribed by the State of the Operator; or
- The aerodrome/heliport of intended landing is isolated and no alternate is available. A point of no return (PNR) shall be determined.
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