Started by BL, December 24, 2013, 11:28:05 PM
Quote from: BL on December 24, 2013, 11:28:05 PMJust wondering if anyone knew whether you could actually fly a CRJ over water, in real life. For example, I have a SJC-ANC route that I use a CRJ900LR on. It spends a good amount of time over water, but I'm not sure if this particular aircraft carries life rafts or is certified for over-water operation.
Quote from: schro on January 23, 2014, 08:08:22 PMThere's a variety of parameters that go into it. If you have no life rafts, then you've got to stay within X miles of shore (maybe 50?), but if you have rafts, you have a bit more leeway to fly over water as long as you're within some amount of flying time away from an alternate landing location. Once you get further then that, ETOPS applies...
Quote from: Zoom on January 23, 2014, 10:02:32 PMEven with life rafts, if the aircraft or airline does not have ETOPS or EROPS ratings above 60, the standard/ default range is 60 minutes.
Quote from: tcrlaf on January 31, 2014, 07:04:25 AMNon ETOPS aircraft have flown over water for decades, they are just type-limited to how far offshore they can go. Northeast corridor to Florida is the best example of this.