scud running


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scud running

A technique generally regarded as an attempt to maintain visual flight in marginal conditions, such as when a ceiling (or scud) is less than 1000 ft (300 m) and visibility is less than 3 miles (5 km). Either disorientation or failure to see and avoid obstacles or terrain is typically the cause of scud-running accidents.
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To avoid going IFR, many of us have gone scud running.