For rotorcraft, what are the fuel requirements for a VFR flight?

There should be enough fuel to fly to the first intended point of landing, plus a 20-minute reserve.  Rotorcraft have the same fuel reserve requirements for day or night VFR flight.

No person may begin a flight in a rotorcraft under VFR conditions unless (considering wind and forecast weather conditions) there is enough fuel to fly to the first point of intended landing and assuming normal cruising speed, to fly after that for at least 20 minutes.


14 CFR 91.151 Fuel requirements for VFR flight

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