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using only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc

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Flight Category Ceiling in Feet AGL Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Less than 1,000 and/or Visual Flight Rules (VFR) 1,000 or greater and/or Flight Category Visibility in Statute Miles Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Less than 3 Visual Flight Rules (VFR) 3 or greater
It's used to familiarize flyers with multi-engine operations, including those under instrument flight rules.
The program is limited to turbine-powered aircraft flying on instrument flight rules.
Elite Helicopters says receiving instrument flight rules approval for its Agusta A109 fleet - after 15 years of operating under visual flight rules only - "takes the company to a new level".
The airfield maintenance team immediately responded to multiple navigational aid system outages, restoring instrument flight rules landing systems for aircraft arriving and departing from Sather.
Veritair says it is also about to launch a new training school for private and commercial helicopter pilots and have plans to introduce an instrument flight simulator on site, which will provide advanced instrument flight rules training, enabling pilots to qualify to fly in all weather situations.
IFR is aviation shorthand for instrument flight rules.
But experts contend that an engineer with some pilot background (knowledge of basic flight dynamics, weather, instrument flight rules, Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] rules, etc.
Both the precision and nonprecision approaches are typical of controlled flight today, called instrument flight rules, or IFR.
This questionnaire required participants to provide demographic and background information including age, sex, total flight hours (dual and solo), total VFR hours, total instrument flight rules (IFR) hours (simulated and actual), total hours of cross-country flight, total number of cross-country flights (dual and solo), and total number of hours flown in the last 30 and 90 days.
The TH-57 Sea Ranger is used to train several hundred student naval aviators with 45 TH-57Bs (for primary visual flight rules training) and 71 TH-57Cs (for advanced instrument flight rules training) in two helicopter training squadrons at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Fla.
The EC-135 helicopter, capable of cruising at a speed of 160 miles per hour, will operate under instrument flight rules (IFR), allowing flights in a variety of weather conditions.
The H145 simulator is suitable for pilots initial training and refresher courses, for specific instruction on emergency procedures, for flights according to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), in offshore conditions and at night (with night vision goggles), as well as for Cat.
113 warns that "regardless of whether an operation is conducted under instrument flight rules or visual flight rules, vigilance shall be maintained by each person operating an aircraft so as to see and avoid other aircraft.
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