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Approved QNH sources

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rubber created the topic: Approved QNH sources

in DAPS when 'ALTERNATE' is shaded grey, the published alternate minimum could base assumes that the pilot uses forecast QNH.
If actual QNH is available this figure can be reduced by 100ft.

In practice, if the approach plate does not list ATIS or AWIS, but the box is shaded, what other approved sources of QNH might be available?
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bobtait replied the topic: Approved QNH sources

Individual operators can be approved by CASA/BOM to give valid local QNH on a company frequency. Although it's hard to find a specific AIP reference concerning the use of AWIS delivered by mobile phone, there are some common sense interpretations. For example, when it comes to alternate planning, a shaded box in DAP says you can subtract 100ft from the alternate minimum.

However, since the decision concerning the provision of an alternate must be made before take-off, how can you be certain that you will have mobile phone coverage when you arrive at the destination? It's too late then to discover that you should have carried an alternate.

As far as the actual instrument approach is concerned, an AWIS delivered by mobile phone would be fine because if you don't have coverage, you don't subtract 100ft from MDA.
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rubber replied the topic: Approved QNH sources

Thanks Bob, that makes sense.
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