visual flight rules


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visual flight rules

[′vizh·ə·wəl ′flīt ‚rülz]
(aerospace engineering)
A set of regulations set down by the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board (in Civil Air Regulations) to govern the operational control of aircraft during visual flight. Abbreviated VFR.
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military aircraft would avoid flying near residential areas and instead fly over the water when taking off and landing at the two runways in a V-shaped formation under visual flight rules.
The two pilots of a Pawan Hans Dauphin helicopter with Rahul Gandhi on board had violated visual flight rules, which states that an aircraft should land on or before sunset.
The other was a Visual Flight Rules communication tutorial that provided textual training material with a graphic aircraft control panel, then proposed typical communication tasks that a student-pilot would say to an airport flight controller.
The agency said the restrictions would apply to aircraft using visual flight rules - largely helicopters and small privately-operated planes - under which pilots control the aircraft by relying on what they can see outside.
According to data from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (1996), despite the introduction of a number of safety-related initiatives over the last twenty years, a significant proportion of GA accidents continue to involve visual flight rules (VFR) into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC; a clearer description of these terms is provided below).
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.
Between 1983 and 1992, accidents related to visual flight rules (VFR) flight into IMC constituted 9.
The Bonanza pilot did not file a flight plan and was operating on visual flight rules, he said.
The TH-57 Sea Ranger is used to train several hundred student naval aviators with 45 TH-57Bs (for primary visual flight rules training) and 71 TH-57Cs (for advanced instrument flight rules training) in two helicopter training squadrons at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Fla.
The database covers over 2,200 airports in 29 European countries and contains 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.