VFR flight

VFR (visual flight rules) flight

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Conditions for VFR in flight.
A flight carried out in accordance with the visual flight rules. Except when a clearance is obtained from an ATC (air traffic control) unit, VFR flights may not take off or land at an aerodrome within a control zone, or enter the aerodrome traffic zone or traffic pattern, when the ceiling is less than 1500 ft (450 m) or when ground visibility is less than 3 miles (5 km). VFR flights also may not be operated above flight level 200 and at transonic and supersonic speeds unless they are authorized by the appropriate ATS (air traffic services) authority. VFR flights may not operate above FL 290 (flight level 290) in areas where a vertical separation minimum of 1000 ft (300 m) is applied. VFR flights may not be operated over congested areas or an open-air assembly of persons at a height less than 1000 ft (300 m) above the highest obstacle within a radius of 2000 ft (600 m) from the aircraft and elsewhere at a height less than 500 ft (150 m) above the ground or the water.
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Elim Hawkins "VFR Flight Following" in the November issue seems to imply that flight following (Radar Traffic Information Service) includes clearance through Class Bravo airspace.
There are "rules of the road" for VFR flight, but, in contrast to the rules for driving on roadways, most of these rules are advisory and following them is not mandatory.
Pilots have shown impairment in their ability to fly an ILS approach or to fly IFR and even to perform routine VFR flight tasks while under the influence of alcohol, regardless of individual flying experience.
The ability to switch between IFR and VFR flight data allows pilots to easily transition to the flight information needed while flying under both instrument and visual flight rule conditions.
The GEN3 tracking mode can interface with Lockheed Martin Flight Services' Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue to trigger alerts when a VFR flight is overdue at the destination by 30 minutes.
He said a Dash 8 aircraft on a VFR flight plan was a few thousand below our altitude at 11 o clock, and they were headed straight for us.
If you're making a VFR flight from Asia to Australia, your accuracy doesn't have to be that great as long as you're heading in the fight direction.
Whereas the fatality rate of other GA accidents that did not involve weather related accidents was 18%, 75% of all VFR flight into IMC accidents in the same 8-year period was fatal (Goh & Wiegmann, 2001).
Aircraft accidents involving VFR flight into IMC tend to be associated with pilots who are authorized to fly solely within visual meteorological conditions (VMC).
Obviously, if conditions or your own preferences lead you to an IFR flight, VFR flight following isn't your concern.