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Questions tagged [vmc]

for questions about Visual meteorological conditions.

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Does an IFR flight at night in VMC count as “night VFR conditions” (FAR 61.129)?

FAR 61.129 several times uses the phrase “night VFR conditions.” Does this mean strictly flights conducted under VFR at night, or does it include night flights conducted under IFR but in VMC?
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How does gross weight affect the Minimum Controllable Airspeed (Vmc)?

I am about to get my MEL added to my CFI, and I cannot get my head around the multiple explanations for how gross weight affects Vmc. The accepted answer is that The higher the gross weight, the ...
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Is the pilot required to keep visual lookout during IFR operations in VMC?

During VFR operations, the pilot must always self-assure separation from other aircraft, and thus must maintain a visual lookout all the time. For IFR operations but in VMC, are there any rules as to ...
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What is defined as “day VFR” under EASA rules?

I received a document where it it specified that the flight relevant for such document can only take place in "Day VFR" conditions undear EASA regulations. Is this connected to VMC? What does EASA ...
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What punishment will I get from CASA if I fly in a cloud while a student pilot?

I am a student pilot in Australia. Someone said he saw me fly into a cloud at 1700 feet above ground level for five seconds. But I am sure I did not fly in the cloud. I have no instrument rating, nor ...
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What happens when a pilot has no Instrument Rating and visibility drops?

Note: I'm not a pilot, so I don't have much basic knowledge of how the pilot licence ratings work If a pilot doesn't have an Instrument Rating, and the weather conditions drop below VMC; what do they ...
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Which way should you turn to avoid another aircraft?

During visual flight conditions, when you see another aircraft in your path, you should strive to avoid hitting it. In shipping there are standard international rules about which way boats should ...
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Are civilian/GA pilots expected to “see and avoid” fast military jets in VMC?

I don't know if this also applies to the U.S. or just to Europe, but in Europe the civilian airspace is frequently used by military jets. On numerous occasions I've seen F-16's and other fighter jets ...