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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The Chalk's Ocean Airways plane - a twin-engine Grumman G-73T Turbine Mallard built in 1947 - was operating under visual flight rules, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.
The race, sponsored by the Ninety-Nines, a women's flight association, is limited to women flying single-engine planes between 100 and 600 horsepower under visual flight rules.
Restricted flights include those on visual flight rules - in which pilots do not use their instruments to navigate - which are generally the smaller recreational planes and some helicopters.
He heard that weather conditions were "totally unsuitable" for visual flight but that none of the three was able to fly by using their instruments alone.
Earlier this year, Garmin also introduced European VFR terminal charts, or Bottlang charts, from Jeppesen for the aera 795/796, containing colored visual approach, landing and area charts, as well as general-and country-related text sections such as Regulations, Communications, Meteorology, Aerodrome Directory and more for the planning and execution of flights within Europe under Visual Flight Rules.
Undertake and present a comparison of the collected laser rangefinder data with 1) the visual flight height data collected as part of this study by observers and 2) already available flight height distribution data.
Jeppesen, a part of Boeing (NYSE: BA) Commercial Aviation Services, said it recently teamed with audio specialist and aviation headset provider Sennheiser to introduce automatic audio warnings as a new feature of its popular flight information solution for private pilots who fly under visual flight rules -- Mobile FliteDeck VFR.
April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, recently teamed with renowned audio specialist and aviation headset provider Sennheiser to introduce automatic audio warnings as a new feature of its popular flight information solution for private pilots who fly under visual flight rules -- Mobile FliteDeck VFR.
Here, the pilot is banking left while tracking an object moving up and left in visual flight rules conditions.
The aircraft was on a visual flight rules flight from the Calgary/Springbank Airport to the area of Sundre, Alberta with three people on board, all of whom were fatally injured.
After landing, every hundredth pilot will receive a coupon while registering with which they can pick up a free Visual Flight Guide at the DFS stand.
Three KLM passenger planes left Schiphol airport in Amsterdam on Monday evening - under visual flight rules - bound for New York, Dubai and Shanghai.