IFR (instrument flight rules) aircraft

An aircraft conducting its flight in accordance with instrument flight rules.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • Visual flight rules — (VFR) are a set of regulations which allow a pilot to operate an aircraft in weather conditions generally clear enough to allow the pilot to see where the aircraft is going. Specifically, the weather must be better than basic VFR weather minimums …   Wikipedia

  • Special visual flight rules — (SVFR) are a set of aviation regulations under which a pilot may operate an aircraft. Flight under SVFR is only allowed in control zones, and always requires clearance from air traffic control (ATC). It usually happens under two circumstances:… …   Wikipedia

  • Instrument rating — refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). It requires additional training and instruction beyond what is required for a Private Pilot certificate or Commercial Pilot certificate,… …   Wikipedia

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  • instrument operations — Arrivals or departures of an aircraft in accordance with an IFR (instrument flight rules) flight plan or special VFR (visual flight rules) procedures, or an operation where IFR separation between aircraft is provided by a terminal control… …   Aviation dictionary

  • flight service station — Air traffic facilities that provide pilot briefings, en route communications, and VFR (visual flight rules) search and rescue services; assist lost aircraft and aircraft in emergencies; relay ATC (air traffic control) clearances; originate NOTAMs …   Aviation dictionary

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