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According to OPS regulations, the lowest minima to be used by an operator for circling with a category C aeroplane is a meteorological visibility of:
  • A
    3600 m
  • B
    2400 m
  • C
    1600 m
  • D
    1500 m

EASA AIR OPS
AMC7 CAT.OP.MPA.110 Aerodrome operating minima

CIRCLING OPERATIONS — AEROPLANES
(3) the minimum visibility for circling should be the highest of:

(i) the circling visibility for the aeroplane category, if published;
(ii) the minimum visibility derived from Table 7; or
(iii) the RVR/CMV derived from Tables 5 and 6.A for the preceding instrument approach procedure.

Table 7 Circling — aeroplanes MDH and minimum visibility vs aeroplane category

Aeroplane category
A B C D
MDH (ft) 400 500 600 700
Minimum meteorological visibility (m) 1500 1600 2400 3600

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