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Visual Flight Rules (VFR)
What's VFR?
VFR means Visual Flight Rules. It's a flight in which the pilot must be able to fly the aircraft by looking outside the windows using visual references.

VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR) - A set of regulations that a pilot may operate under when weather conditions meet certain minimum requirements. The requirements are designed to provide sufficient visibility so that other aircraft can be seen and avoided.

Visual flight rules (VFR)
Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC)
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Visual flight rules (VFR). Flight rules adopted by the FAA governing aircraft flight using visual references. VFR operations specify the amount of ceiling and the visibility the pilot must have in order to operate according to these rules.

Visual Flight Rules (VFR)
If the weather is good enough, pilots can fly by looking out the window and avoiding hazards.

~ (VFR): A series of rules which apply to aircraft operating by visual reference and “see-and-avoid' procedures. ~ govern flights operating in weather conditions with ceilings of 1,000 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) and at least three miles visibility.

~ (VFR) - Rules and procedures specified in 14 CFR 91 for aircraft operations under visual conditions. Aircraft operations under VFR are not generally under positive control by ATC.

~ (VFR) - Rules and procedures specified in Federal Aviation Regulations Part 91 for aircraft operations under visual conditions. Aircraft operations under VFR are not generally under positive control by Air Traffic Control. The term VFR is also used in the U.S.

~ (VFR) Conditions
Weather conditions equal to or better than the minimum for flight under ~.

~ (VFR)
Rules governing flight during periods of generally good visibility and limited cloud cover. Aircraft flying under VFR are not required to be in contact with air traffic controllers and are responsible for their own separation from other aircraft.

~ (VFR)
Rules that govern the procedures for conducting flight under visual conditions (VMC). The term is also used in the United States to indicate weather conditions that are equal to or greater than minimum VFR requirements.

VFR (~): Stipulated flight procedure for navigating aircraft visually, clear of cloud, in Visual Meteorological Conditions.

VFR (~) - A defined set of FAA regulations and "rules of the road" covering operation of aircraft primarily by visual reference to the horizon (for aircraft control) and see-and-avoid procedures (for traffic separation).

~ (VFR) in sight of the surface 3 km visibility outside controlled airspace or 10 km visibility under Special VFR in a Control Zone (CTA)
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~ (VFR). Those rules that are in effect when weather permits flying using visual visibility.

~. Clear weather. Used adjectivally, as in "We were VFR the whole way." If it's not VFR, it's IFR. Now, though VFR/IFR can describe the weather, the terms really describe the flying rules imposed by FAA in different situations or locations.

A ~ (VFR) flight plan has no air traffic control (ATC) significance. It's filed with ATC before the flight to facilitate the rescue of pilots and passengers in the very rare instance that the aircraft goes missing.

Visibility The distance at which objects may be clearly seen
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~ ("good" weather operations rules)
with respect to the operation of aircraft, means the operation of an aircraft over-the-top under VFR when it is not being operated on an IFR flight pl...

(See ~.)

Under "~", pilots are expected to see and avoid dangers along the way (obstacles, other aircraft, bad weather, etc), and to use pilotage and other means for navigating.

Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI)
An instrument that indicates the airplane's rate of climb or descent.

VFR - ~; i.e. flight under conditions of good external visibility, without dependence on aircraft instruments.

VSTOL - Vertical or short take-off and landing.

VFR: ~. The rules that apply when weather provides good visibility. The expression is sometimes used to refer to that weather.

VFR (~) Regulations governing a flight for which no IFR flight plan is in effect. There are minimum visibility and cloud clearance limits for operating under VFR, but it may be day or night. The pilot is responsible for his own separation from other aircraft.

(U.S.) FAR Federal Aviation Regulations (U.S.) CFI Certificated Flight Instructor (see suffixes, below) COM Commercial (pilot certificate) (see suffixes, below) IFR Instrument Flight Rules (see below) PP Private Pilot PVT Private (pilot certificate) (see suffixes, below) VFR ~ (see ...

Although ATC has no authority or responsibility to control the ATC, pilots should remember there are ~ minimums which apply to Class G airspace.

Slope Indicator VBScript Visual Basic Scripting Edition VDF Very High Frequency Direction-Finding Station VDL Very High Frequency Data Link VDME VOR with Distance Measuring Equipment VEARS VSCS Emergency Access Radio System VF Voice Frequency VFR ~ ...

flight rules (IFR) or ~ (VFR). Pilots should also keep in mind their responsibility for continuously maintaining a vigilant lookout regardless of the type of aircraft being flown and the purpose of the flight.

"IFR" stands for Instrument Flight Rules, as opposed to "VFR" which stands for ~. These are the two basic divisions of flying IFR, or VFR.

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Term Definition
~ (VFR)
A regulatory term describing flights that are conducted only in conditions where the pilot can see the ground, or in some instances is flying in the free space above a cloud. Compare to Instrument flight rules.

An area control centre established to provide air traffic control service to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flights and Controlled ~ (CVFR) flights; ...

Vector - Heading issued to an aircraft to provide guidance by radar
Victor - Reference to VHF Frequency Band
VFR - ~
VHF - Very High Frequency
VOLMET - Aviation Weather broadcast
VOR - Very High Frequency Omni-Range ...

WEATHER MINIMUMS Lowest (worst) visibility conditions under which an aircraft may legally be flown under ~. When visibility is less than specified minimums, an aircraft must fly under instrument flight rules or not at all.

- VFR Flight Plan Voluntary filing for cross-country flights under ~. For search and rescue use only; it has no air traffic control role. - IFR Flight Plan Mandatory filing (at least one-half hour) before a flight under Instrument Flight Rules.

During instrument flight rules (IFR) flights, central vision allows pilots to acquire information from the flight instruments that is processed by the brain to provide orientational information. During ~ (VFR) flights, ...

VFR: ~. Prescribed for the operation of aircraft in visual meteorological conditions (VMC).

TC/TCCA Acronym for Transport Canada/Transport Canada Civil Aviation TSB Acronym for Transportation Safety Board of Canada UCTE Acronym for Union of Canadian Transportation Employees, representing non-pilot inspectors (TIs) at Transport Canada. VFR Acronym for ~: ...

S-Z SAR Search And Rescue SEP Single Engine Piston SRA Surveillance Radar Approach SSCPE StormSCoPE SSR Secondary Surveillance Radar TAR Terminal Area Radar TCAS Traffic alert & Collision Avoidance System TL Transition Level TWR ToWeR TWY Taxi WaY VFR ~ VMC Visual ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Flight, Aircraft, Pilot, VFR, Weather?

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