Special VFR

Definition

Special VFR is a sub category of Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight. Permission to operate under Special VFR within a Control Zone, in meteorological conditions not meeting Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) minima, is given to a flight by means of an Air Traffic Control clearance. Such traffic is effectively also Controlled VFR.

The term is defined in ICAO Annex 2.

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