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Variable Reserve on Holding & Alternative Fuel
Chris 000 created the topic: Variable Reserve on Holding & Alternative Fuel
Hopefully a quick question/clarification.
If I am correct in my memory from CPL & now studying for my IREX, Variable reserve (15%) only applies to fuel to the destination, and any alternative if required. But does not apply to any holding fuel, be it for traffic, or weather requirments at either your destination, or alternative. Is that correct?
bobtait replied the topic: Variable Reserve on Holding & Alternative Fuel
There have been changes to the fuel reserves. What used to be called 'flight fuel' is now called 'trip fuel' and it no longer applies to the flight to an alternate. The variable reserve is now 10% not 15% and it is applied to the flight from departure to destination only, but not to the alternate or holding fuel. See caap-234-1(2)
DAH replied the topic: Variable Reserve on Holding & Alternative Fuel
Related question (fuel planning example 2 page 183 latest digital IREX book).
The t/o fuel calculation is given as [31 x 1.1] + 18 + 45 + 30 = 127 min which is all understood except the 31 x 1.1 gives less than the min variable reserve of 5 min? So potentially the answer is 129 min?
In the example on the previous page (181) that I can see has been updated in the digital edition the trip time is 85 min but 251/180x60 = 83.666 ~84 min. Is that an error or am I missing something else? Are times normally rounded up too?
Sitting the exam on Friday. Thanks in advance, David