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AOPA’S AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE RELEASES HOW TO DEPART SAFELY IN LOW IMC IN THE BEYOND PROFICIENT: IFR VIDEO SERIES

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Institute (ASI) released a new video in its Beyond Proficient: IFR video series that provides practical advice on properly planning an IFR departure in low instrument meteorological conditions.

How to Depart Safely in Low IMC offers tips on using tools to stay clear of obstacles when visibility is low,” said ASI Senior Director Paul Deres. “This includes understanding obstacle departure procedures—whether provided as text or depicted graphically—and ensuring aircraft performance meets established takeoff minimums.

“Although legally as a Part 91 flight we don’t need to adhere to ceiling and visibility minimums, it is important to recognize that these minimums exist to allow us to see and avoid terrain on departure—so it’s an excellent idea to follow them,” Deres concluded.

ASI collaborated with FlightInsight to create the series’ videos that offer tips and tricks to master complex instrument flying aspects.

View How to Depart Safely in Low IMC now.

View other videos in the Beyond Proficient series.

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