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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Charted Visual Flight Procedures (CVFP) are not approach procedures.
This is especially true for pilots whose proficiency extends only to visual flight, and for many instrument-rated pilots whose proficiency in instrument flight has deteriorated through lack of recent practice or other causes.
"Pilots employ visual flight. When taking off from Ercan they have to pass over the Pentadaktylos mountains and without a ground navigational system they tend to veer a little to the left so they can gain more altitude when they approach the mountain.
The researchers traced the flies' flight trajectories in a wind tunnel and found that the wind-sensing antennae stabilize the fly's visual flight controller.
Reports reveal that the completion of Laguindingan Airport has been moved back by five months due to the national government's insistence to open it as a Visual Flight Rule (VFR) airport.
New FAA recommendation implies that non-US pilots may not have the basic piloting skills to land using visual approach procedures The FAA issued a recommendation on Sunday July 28 that non-US airlines landing San Francisco International airport (SFO) use their GPS systems to help guide them during landings operated under visual flight conditions at the airport's longest runways, including runway 28L, which was the one being used by the Asiana 777 that crashed at SFO on 6 July 2013 .
The NTSB's recommendations included conducting scenario-based training and the use of simulators and flight training devices; implementing a safety management system program; installing flight data recording devices and establishing a structured flight data monitoring program; installing and requiring that pilots use night vision imaging systems for visual flight rules operations at night; and equipping helicopters with autopilots.
They mostly operate based on Visual Flight Rule, in contrast to bigger passenger aircraft which operate in Instrument Flight Rules.
At over 7,000 feet above sea level, Drukair's base at Paro airport is only accessible using Visual Flight Rules for approach.
Designed to fly generally below 1,200 m (4,000 ft), PALV flies in the airspace reserved for uncontrolled Visual Flight Rules (VFR) traffic, meaning it can take off in many countries without filing a flight plan.
It will initially fly from Mojave Air and Space Port, in clear weather only on visual flight rules--in practice, it can operate through any licensed spaceport with a 2,400-meter runway.
The weather on-station was not ideal but still workable for our visual flight rules (VFR), due-regard operations.