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Author: Related Question   Date: 4/10/2019 12:52:33 PM  +0/-0   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

For the civilian-trained pilots out there, when you were completing your inital training, were you taught that a Low-Fuel light was an emergency? I mean this as a sincere question, not like an insult or anything.

I've wondered for awhile becsuse my company's policy is such that if a Low Fuel light comes on, you've already messed up big-big by going well below fuel mins, so the question has never come up. But before this, I came from a military background in an airframe which had a regulation requiring it to land at a certain minimum as indicated on the gauge (corresponded with unusable fuel plus appx 25 mins). Our Low Fuel lights generally tripped about 25 minutes before that (at unusable fuel plus appx 45-50 mins). Thus, we were generally headed home as the light came on, but it was by no means treated like an emergency.

Three years out of the military, now flying in the real world... still learning. Thanks.
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