1238. Aerodrome operating minima.

1238.     Aerodrome operating minima.

The pilot in command1 must use the departure and approach procedures notified, prescribed or otherwise designated by the relevant competent authority for the runway or final approach and take-off area to be used2.

The pilot in command may deviate from a departure route, arrival route or approach procedure provided obstacle clearance criteria can be observed, full account is taken of the operating conditions and any air traffic control clearance is adhered to or when being radar-vectored by an air traffic control unit3.

For flights under instrument flight rules4, the pilot in command must select and