Might be the training cost.... How many CATII's do you shoot a year on the east coast?Not meant to be disparaging toward Mesa pilots, obviously they don't make the decision for their airline to seek CATII approval or not, but why the hell would an airline contract to fly a jet with a carrier that isn't CATII!?
Come on, multi-million dollar aircraft that have the landing capability of a Cessna 150. Unbelievable.
There lies a problem with your thinking. Given the competitive nature of regional market "Cost" is way above CATII qualified. And if you are only doing 2 a year it might be an easy choice to go with the cheaper costing carrier.I'd say I shoot about 2 CATII's a year, can't say specific to east coast, I go too many places.
Given the competitive nature of the regional market, and the emphasis placed on completion factor that most would assuredly be CATII qualified.
I'm sure with Mesa, being Mesa, that cost containment is the primary driver of not gaining CATII approval, just surprised that the mainline partners are a-ok with it.
Good point.... I guess I just remember having to shoot 2 RVR 1800's. But you are right.Doesn't matter what the current RVR is until you get to the FAF. If the TAF says 1/4 then they can't even launch. They could file to an airport that has a legal TAF and then "divert" to IAD. I bet some DXers would try something like that.
Doesn't matter what the current RVR is until you get to the FAF. If the TAF says 1/4 then they can't even launch. They could file to an airport that has a legal TAF and then "divert" to IAD. I bet some DXers would try something like that.
Not really.So, if the taf is not legal to launch as a destination, how the hell you propose it would be legal to list as an alternate?
That is some kooky sh*t right there.