Understand BECMG, TEMPO, and PROB with IFR Alternates

Updated April 2020 When calculating an IFR alternate for an IFR flight plan in Canada a pilot must ensure that the terminal area forecast (TAF) does not fall below the calculated alternate minima. There is sometimes confusion with BECMG, TEMPO and PROB in regards to IFR alternates. The Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual defines them as follows: BECMG-Permanent Change [...]

Calculating Alternate Weather Requirements for Aerodromes With TAFs

Updated April 2020 When filing an IFR flight plan in Canada a pilot must indicate an alternate aerodrome, other than the destination aerodrome, that is suitable for landing if the destination becomes unsuitable. A pilot must consider many factors when choosing an alternate, such as location, approaches, services available and weather. If the alternate aerodrome [...]

Calculating Alternate Weather Requirements for Aerodromes with GFAs

Updated April 2020 When filing an IFR flight plan in Canada a pilot must indicate an alternate aerodrome, other than the destination aerodrome, that is suitable for landing if the destination becomes unavailable. A pilot must consider many factors when choosing an alternate, such as location, approaches, services available and weather. If the alternate aerodrome [...]

How to Convert a Document into a PDF

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It allows a user to see a document exactly as the author meant it to be seen, regardless of the computer type or software. The user, however, does require some form of software installed on their computer to read the PDF. A common reader is called Adobe Reader. http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html [...]