Tag Archives | VFR

What’s your favourite airport approach?

VFR approach into Cannes I was part of a judging panel for PrivateFly’s favourite approaches poll. My three suggestions (which I have flown myself) were: Cannes When you fly the VFR approach, you fly right over the centre of the town, over a beautiful medieval walled village and then turn south and fly down to […]

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Are you a pilot who cancels too many flights?

John Zimmerman has written an interesting post for Air Facts Journal in response to comments from their “Go or no go” series to ask the question: Do you cancel too many flights? To first put things in perspective: John says that the comments the series has received are revealing because a number of pilots appear […]

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Cross country flying tips and safety quiz

Scott Spangler, the blogger behind the Jetwhine blog, has mentioned a recent email from the AOPA Air Safety Institute that contained a link to its safety quiz on cross country flying. The quiz contained 10 questions about a 350 mile VFR trip from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, to Festus, Missouri and even comes with blow-up […]

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An old-school pilot’s love-hate relationship with VFR sectional charts

Todd McClamroch has recently written a short post on his My Flight Blog about his return to steam gauges, his love-hate relationship with VFR sectional charts and finally a useful tool (SkySectionals) for other old-school pilots who also have a love-hate relationship with their VFR sectional charts. At the beginning of his post, Todd wrote […]

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What instruments do I need for a VFR flight?

Jason Schappert has recently created a short video with a great acronym to remember what instruments are required for VFR flights. His acronym for day flights: A-TOMATO-FLAMES. Here is what it stands for: A – Altimeter T – Tachometer O – Oil Temperature Gauge M – Manifold Pressure Gauge (If applicable) A – Airspeed Indicator […]

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How to ask for and receive VFR Flight following

In case you are wondering about how to ask for and receive VFR Flight following, Jason Schappert has recently created an audio podcast covering this topic along with some other questions from readers. As Jason comments, some of his students are afraid of talking to ATC because they are afraid of saying the wrong thing […]

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Special VFR (or SVFR) discussion

John Ewing has recently written a long and detailed post on Aviation Mentor concerning the special VFR (or SVFR) procedure which allows “pilots to operate without an instrument flight rules clearance in controlled airspace when the cloud ceiling and/or visibility are below basic visual flight rules minima.” However, John himself stated in his post that […]

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