VFR Fuel management for general aviation[PDF]

Introduction

A flight shall not be commenced unless taking into account both meteorological conditions and any delays that are expected in flight, and the aeroplane carries sufficient fuel and oil to ensure that it can safely complete the flight.

VFR fuel and oil supply

When the flight is conducted in accordance with the visual flight rules, the amount of fuel to be carried must permit:
  • For VFR flight during day time, the flight to the aerodrome of intended landing with an additional flight time for at least 30 minutes at normal cruising altitude;
  • For VFR flight during night time, the flight to the aerodrome of intended landing with an additional flight time for at least 45 minutes at normal cruising altitude.


Practical VFR

Before departing with a light aircraft, in real flight, the pilot will fill the fuel tanks at the maximum especially if the weather is not expected to be good.
It prevents the “lack of fuel” distress during unexpected re-routing, holding or diverting to any alternate airfield.

See also

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Reference

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Author

  • VID 150259 - Creation
  • VID 200696 - Wiki Integration

DATE OF SUBMISSION

  • 10:11, 20 January 2019

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DISCLAIMER

  • The content of this documentation is intended for aviation simulation only and must not be used for real aviation operations.