Of course, at this point in the landing approach, we're certainly flying visually
, no matter how we got there, so there shouldn't be any need to transition from one method of establishing the airplane's attitude to another.
The prospect of flying visually
in marginal weather conditions at low altitude while configuring the aircraft for landing and, oh yeah, not straying beyond sight distance of the airport, understandably strikes fear into the hearts of many pilots, and with good reason.
in instrument conditions doesn't work for long.
A spokesperson for the MOD said, "All three aircraft were flying visually
and none of them were using their instruments or talking to air traffic control.