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Then learn the difference. A flight enters the ETOPS environment ONLY when it is 60 minutes form and adequate airport.. Adequate meaning it has a runway and is open (No you do not need weather minimums.. with weather minimums that airport becomes suitable to list as and alterante
/F9 were ETOPS only if the flight was not within 60 minutes form an adequate airport. Depending on what airway B6
was on and whether or not Bermuda is open would be the deciding factor on an ETOPS flight plan to SJU
. This whole ETOPS issue seems to be confused with the 50 nautical mile rule. You have to have rafts if you are 50 NM
from shore.. This meaning any land mass and not an airport (shoreline to shoreline). The FAA does offer exemptions for both the AR
and the Gulf routes (the debate can be weather or not this includes A511/A761).... Regardless of what kind of flight plan the aircraft is operating under the idea is that the folks in the back do not know, will not know and will have an uneventful flight.
[Edited 2004-07-25 07:23:39]
Please oh please Mr Moderator Nazi, dont delete my thread.