Aviation Vocabulary – Special VFR Flight

Word of the Week from Aviation English Asia.

Special VFR Flight (noun)

Definition:  A flight made at any time in a control zone which is Class A airspace or is in any other control zone in IMC or at night, in respect of which the appropriate air traffic control unit has given permission for the flight to be made in accordance with special instructions given by that unit, instead of in accordance with the Instrument Flight Rules and in the course of which flight the aircraft complies with any instructions given by that unit and remains clear of cloud and in sight of the surface.

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