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visual meteorological conditions (VMC)

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Weather conditions in which visual flight rules apply. It is expressed in terms of visibility, ceiling height, and aircraft clearance from clouds along the path of flight. When these criteria do not exist, instrument meteorological conditions prevail and compliance with instrument flight rules is required. The criteria for VMC with respect to different airspaces are indicated in the illustration.
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According to the NTSB, "While maneuvering an airplane at low altitude in visual meteorological conditions, many pilots fail to avoid conditions that lead to an aerodynamic stall, recognize the warning signs of a stall onset, and apply appropriate recovery techniques.
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With plenty of room to work underneath, I began checking into Stony airspace, pulling my wingman into close and took vectors from Anchorage Center to descend to Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC).
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* Visual meteorological conditions must exist at your operating altitudes.
Weather was visual meteorological conditions (VMC) at Nellis.
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The pilot reported that while approaching the destination airport, in night marginal visual meteorological conditions, he turned on the pilot-controlled runway lights.

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