charted visual approach

charted visual approach (CVA)

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Approach in which a radar-controlled aircraft on an IFR (instrument flight rules) flight plan (FP), operating in VFR (visual flight rules) conditions, and having an ATC (air traffic control) authorization may proceed to the airport of intended landing via visual landmarks and altitudes depicted on a published visual approach chart.
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The AIM (5-4-24) defines CVFPs as "charted visual approaches established for environmental/noise considerations, and/or when necessary for the safety and efficiency of air traffic operations.