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I was asked this question a few years ago at an interview and never found the answer. Here it goes, What is considered mountainous terrain?
United is the company that asked me the question. I think I answered something along those lines. The only reason I said that is I know that a mountain is anything over 4,000’. But I figured the feds would have so other super complicated definition.typhoonpilot said:United used to ask the question in relation to Jeppessen charts and when they started to do that brown contouring for mountainous areas. I believe the answer was 4000 feet above field elevation, but I don't have a Jepp legend handy to check.
As if this wasn't confusing already.... then you throw this in!! What is the difference then? Wouldn't "mountainous terrain" be terrain in a "mountainous area?"Draginass said:Don't confuse "mountainous terrain" with designated "Mountainous Area". Mountainous Area is defined and depicted by the map in AIM. AIM has no formal definition of mountainous terrain.