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Flyguy41983 First Officer

On the GPWS what does the term "Minimums" refer to? I have heard it is this video and many others Arrow http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircraft_Airbus_A300-600-Airline_Qatar_Airways_Aviation_Video-8074.html
(The landing in this video is so smooth you cant even tell they have landed until you hear the reversers) but any way what does that term mean?

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VegasFlyer Chief Captain

I downloaded that video just yesterday! Laughing

Minimums is when aircraft goes below 500ft, GPWS announces minimums and counts down the height, 400, 300, 200, 100.

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Flyguy41983 First Officer

Thank you for the meaning VegasFlyer and it is an excellent landing!

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VegasFlyer Chief Captain

Flyguy41983 wrote:

Thank you for the meaning VegasFlyer and it is an excellent landing!

Yeah, very nice one! Very Happy

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Actually "Minimums" is a value set by the pilot for each approach that represents the minimum altitude that you are allowed to descend without visual contact with the runway environment. It can be a MSL altitude or an altitude above the surface(radar altitude)if a CAT III ILS is being flown. It's set by a readout on the PFD especially for this value. When this altitude is reached, you hear "Minimums" as a reminder that you've reached approach minimums. Normally this value is 200 feet for a normal ILS.

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Flyguy41983 First Officer

Thank you CrjCapt
That sounds more reasonable

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VegasFlyer Chief Captain

CRJCapt wrote:

Actually "Minimums" is a value set by the pilot for each approach that represents the minimum altitude that you are allowed to descend without visual contact with the runway environment. It can be a MSL altitude or an altitude above the surface(radar altitude)if a CAT III ILS is being flown. It's set by a readout on the PFD especially for this value. When this altitude is reached, you hear "Minimums" as a reminder that you've reached approach minimums. Normally this value is 200 feet for a normal ILS.

I've been wondering where you were on this one CRJ. Now, I 'm releaved that you've answered this question as it is supposed to be answered. I guess I got it totally wrong. Embarassed
Cheers!

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

VegasFlyer,
Thanks, you're doing fine. I've got your back, just glad to help. Cheers!

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VegasFlyer Chief Captain

CRJCapt wrote:

VegasFlyer,
Thanks, you're doing fine. I've got your back, just glad to help. Cheers!

That's nice to know. Thnx CRJ
Cheers!

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