When flying an instrument departure.?
what is a “Minimum Climb Gradient”? Why is it there? Do all departures have one? Are there any additional considerations if flying a multi-engine aircraft on a departure with one?
- STEPHENLv 710 months ago
The MCG varies depending on the airport. An airport in a mountainous area will have a higher MCG than one in a plains area.
- champerLv 710 months ago
That's the minimum gradient you are required to adopt when departing a particular runway. It's there principally for instrument conditions where you cannot see obstacles in front of you - it gives you a safe margin of clearance over them.
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- Anonymous10 months ago
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- StarryskyLv 710 months ago
"Minimum climb gradient" is there to assure that the pilot does not fly into obstacles after leaving a runway. Things like power lines, trees, buildings, hills and mountains must be cleared or there is no point in doing the departure. The question is about an "instrument departure". That means the pilot will not see obstacles, so he should observe his "climb gradient" to be above the minimum. Then he might make a safe departure.
Sometimes that gradient is higher than just for obstacles. It could be there to clear other traffic or for noise abatement.
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- 10 months ago
Sounds like a homework question.