For helicopters, is an alternate airport required for an IFR flight to ATL (Atlanta Hartsfield) if the proposed ETA is 1930Z?
TAF KATL 121720Z 121818 20012KT 5SM HZ BKN030
FM2000 3SM TSRA OVC025CB
FM2200 33015G20KT P6SM BKN015 OVC040 BECMG 0608
02008KT BKN 040 BECMG 1012 00000KT P6SM CLR=
Yes, because the ceiling could fall below 2,000 feet within 2 hours before to 2 hours after the ETA.
No, because the ceiling and visibility are forecast to remain at or above 1,000 feet and 3 miles, respectively.
No, because the ceiling and visibility are forecast to be at or above 1,000 feet above the airport elevation (and 400 feet above the approach minima) with 3 miles visibility at the ETA to 1 hour thereafter.
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