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Visual Flight Rules (VFR)

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Visual Flight Rules (VFR)

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Visual Flight Rules (VFR) are the rules that govern the operation of aircraft in VMC (conditions in which flight solely by visual reference is possible). Because of the limited communication and/or navigation equipment required for VFR flight, a VFR aircraft may be subject to limitations if and when it is permitted in controlled airspace. Any conditions are detailed in national AIPs.

Minimum requirements for VFR flight are detailed in EU-OPS 1 and JAR-OPS 3.

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