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Old February 14th 08, 09:36 AM posted to rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.piloting
Mxsmanic
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Default Minimum rates of climb/descent for VFR

In the U.S., is there any regulation that prescribes a minimum rate of climb
or descent for changes in altitude during VFR cruise flight? If I decide to
make a gradual climb from 4500 to 6500 feet westbound (gradual meaning 200 fpm
or so), is this allowed, or do I have to meet or exceed some minimum rate?
I'm familiar with the regulations that prescribe the proper altitudes to
maintain, but I don't see anything about rates of climb or descent.
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Old February 14th 08, 10:17 AM posted to rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.piloting
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Default Minimum rates of climb/descent for VFR

On Feb 14, 9:36*pm, Mxsmanic wrote:
In the U.S., is there any regulation that prescribes a minimum rate of climb
or descent for changes in altitude during VFR cruise flight? *If I decide to
make a gradual climb from 4500 to 6500 feet westbound (gradual meaning 200 fpm
or so), is this allowed, or do I have to meet or exceed some minimum rate?
I'm familiar with the regulations that prescribe the proper altitudes to
maintain, but I don't see anything about rates of climb or descent.


Since you are not flying, why do you care? Pick any altitude you like
and type it in, you'll save valuable simulated flying time that way.

Cheers
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Old February 14th 08, 12:26 PM posted to rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.piloting
Bertie the Bunyip[_25_]
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Default Minimum rates of climb/descent for VFR

Mxsmanic wrote in
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In the U.S., is there any regulation that prescribes a minimum rate of
climb or descent for changes in altitude during VFR cruise flight? =



Why? you don't fly.


Bertie
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Old February 14th 08, 12:31 PM posted to rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.piloting
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Default Minimum rates of climb/descent for VFR

No there are no regulations for climb or descent rates for VFR flight.

"Mxsmanic" wrote in message
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In the U.S., is there any regulation that prescribes a minimum rate of
climb
or descent for changes in altitude during VFR cruise flight? If I decide
to
make a gradual climb from 4500 to 6500 feet westbound (gradual meaning 200
fpm
or so), is this allowed, or do I have to meet or exceed some minimum rate?
I'm familiar with the regulations that prescribe the proper altitudes to
maintain, but I don't see anything about rates of climb or descent.


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Old February 14th 08, 08:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.piloting
Mxsmanic
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Default Minimum rates of climb/descent for VFR

John writes:

No there are no regulations for climb or descent rates for VFR flight.


Thanks.
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Old February 14th 08, 08:50 PM posted to rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.piloting
WingFlaps
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Default Minimum rates of climb/descent for VFR

On Feb 15, 12:31*am, "John" wrote:
No there are no regulations for climb or descent rates for VFR flight.

Only true as long as you don't bust airspace or aircraft operating
limitations...

Cheers
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Old February 14th 08, 08:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.piloting
WingFlaps
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Default Minimum rates of climb/descent for VFR

On Feb 15, 12:31*am, "John" wrote:
No there are no regulations for climb or descent rates for VFR flight.


Err I don't think that's 100% correct but it will do for MX.

Cheers
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Old February 14th 08, 09:19 PM posted to rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.piloting
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Default Minimum rates of climb/descent for VFR

WingFlaps wrote:
On Feb 15, 12:31 am, "John" wrote:
No there are no regulations for climb or descent rates for VFR flight.


Err I don't think that's 100% correct but it will do for MX.

Cheers



Please then for my benefit point me to such a regulation.
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Old February 14th 08, 09:24 PM posted to rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.piloting
John[_13_]
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Default Minimum rates of climb/descent for VFR

Not to get into the whole parsing argument but for the subset of flight
known as VFR, there are no climb and descent rules that apply only to VFR
flight. The rules about airspace and operating limits apply to both VFR and
IFR flights.

"WingFlaps" wrote in message
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On Feb 15, 12:31 am, "John" wrote:
No there are no regulations for climb or descent rates for VFR flight.


Err I don't think that's 100% correct but it will do for MX.

Cheers

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Old February 14th 08, 09:32 PM posted to rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.piloting
Bertie the Bunyip[_25_]
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Default Minimum rates of climb/descent for VFR

WingFlaps wrote in news:043b8c97-e1d9-463a-9d5f-
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On Feb 15, 12:31*am, "John" wrote:
No there are no regulations for climb or descent rates for VFR flight.

Only true as long as you don't bust airspace or aircraft operating
limitations...


Well, neither one has much to do with a vertical speed limit.

Bertie

 




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