visual flight

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visual flight

[′vizh·ə·wəl ′flīt]
(aerospace engineering)
An aircraft flight occurring under conditions which allow navigation by visual reference to the earth's surface at a safe altitude and with sufficient horizontal visibility, and operating under visual flight rules. Also known as VFR flight.
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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.
Flying visually 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.