DescriptionDiversion procedures are intended to facilitate changing your destination while enroute in the event of encountering unexpected weather that calls for a diversion from your original route.
ObjectiveTo be able to recognize when you are lost and select an appropriate course of action. This normally entails identifying your position using prominent landmarks, radio navigation or contacting ATC for assistance or a combination of these techniques. If weather is deteriorating or fuel exhaustion is imminent it may be necessary to plan a precautionary landing.
Procedure• Turn towards selected airport. Verify approximate heading to fly using all available resources and begin a turn in that direction.• Distance. Using all available resources, approximate the distance between your current location, and selected diversion airport.• Time. Using all available resources, based on distance from diversion airport, approximate the flight time between your current location and selected airport.• Time. Using all available resources, based on flight time to diversion airport, approximate the fuel required to make it to selected diversion airport.
ACS Standards• Select a suitable destination and route for diversion.• Make a reasonable estimate of heading, groundspeed, arrival time, and fuel consumption to the divert airport.• Maintain the appropriate altitude +/-200 feet and heading +/-15°.• Update/interpret weather in flight.• Utilize flight deck displays of digital weather and aeronautical information as applicable.