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Pilot Guidelines - Visual Flight Rules (VFR)

For a VFR flight in real life, you do not have to file a flightplan. In our virtual world however, a flightplan should always be filed.

VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules. The pilot must fly and navigate with visual reference to the surface. Due to this, there are certain weather criteria that must be met for a VFR flight to take place.

VFR flights are not permitted in Class A airspace, so there are no criteria.

There is no Class "B" , "E" and "F" ,howeve, ar not used in U.A.E airspece so we will not explain the criteria.

VFR Flight in Class C, and Class D airspace:

At or above 10.000FT :

1,500 metres horizontally away from cloud

1,000ft vertically away from cloud

In flight visibility of at least 8km

 

Below 10.000FT:

1,500 metres horizontally away from cloud

1,000ft vertically away from cloud

In flight visibility of at least 5km

 

An aircraft is deemed to have complied with the below 10.000FT restrictions if the aircraft is not a helicopter and:

it flies at or below 3,000ft amsl

it flies at a speed which is 140KIAS or less

remains clear of cloud, with the surface in sight and an in flight visibility of at least 5km

 

If it is a helicopter, it is deemed to have complied with the below 10.000FT restrictions if:

it flies at or below 3,000ft amsl

it remains clear of cloud, with the surface in sight and an in flight visibility of at least 1,500 metre

 

 

The following is a transcript of a VFR flight, A6-EFT, a Piper 28 from Dubai Airport (OMDB) to Sharjah airport (OMSJ):

A6-EFT:
Dubai Ground, good morning, A6-EFT, A Piper 28 with information Alfa at the general aviation apron , request taxi for VFR flight to Sharjah.

OMDB_GND:
A6-EFT, Dubai ground, good morning, taxi to holding Short Rwy 30R vai P4 ,N , N7, hold short rwy 30R, QNH1014

A6-EFT:
Taxi and hold short rwy 30R via P4, N, N7 QNH 1014, A6-EFT

OMDB_GND:
A6-EFT, confirm, ready to copy ATC clearance

A6-EFT:
Ready to copy, A6-EFT

OMDB_GND:
A6-EFT, Cleared for VFR flight to Sharjah , follow VL4, Not above altitude 1,500ft, squawk 7101.

A6-EFT:
Cleared VFR to Sharjah, follow VL4, not above altitude 1,500ft, squawk 7101, A6-EFT

OMDB_GND:
EFT, Correct, call at holding point rwy 30R

A6-EFT:
Wilco, EFT.

A6-EFT:
Ground, EFT holding short rwy 30R, ready for departure

OMDB_GND:
EFT, Contact tower on 118.750 bye

A6-EFT:
Tower on 118.750 bye

A6-EFT:
Dubai tower, A6-EFT at holding point rwy 30R ready to go

OMDB_TWR:
A6-EFT, wind 330 degrees at 4 knots, rwy 30R cleared for take off, report airborne

A6-EFT:
Cleared for take off rwy 30R, will report airborne, A6-EFT

A6-EFT:
Tower, EFT airborne rwy 30R

OMDB_TWR:
EFT, Right turn to the VL4, Maximum altitude 1,500ft

A6-EFT:
Right turn to thee VL4, climb and maintain 1,500ft, EFT

OMDB_TWR:
continue on the VL4, contact Sharjah frequency 118.600

A6-EFT:
Roger, continue on the VL4, contact Sharjah 118.600, EFT

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A6-EFT:
Sharjah Towr , A6-EFT with you VFR at 1,500ft, following the VL4

OMSJ_TWR:
A6-EFT, Sharjah Towr , hello, maintain 1,500ft, continue VL4, report airfield insight

A6-EFT:
maintain 1,500ft, continue VL4, report airfield insight, A6-EFT

A6-EFT:
Sharjah, EFT airfield insight

OMSJ_TWR:
A6-EFT, roger, join the Lift downwind rwy 30 , descend 1,000ft, Sharjah QNH 1015, report ready for base leg

A6-EFT:
Roger, join Lift downwind rwy 30, descend 1,000ft, QNH 1015, will report ready for base leg, EFT

A6-EFT:
Sharjah, EFT request the base leg rwy 30

OMSJ_TWR:
EFT, cleared to join the base leg rwy 30, reqest the final leg

A6-EFT:
join the base leg rwy 30, request final leg, EFT

A6-EFT:
Sharjah, EFT ready for final rwy 30

OMSJ_TWR:
EFT, wind calm, rwy 30, cleared to land

A6-EFT:
cleared to land rwy 30, EFT

A6-EFT:
Sharjah, EFT vacated rwy 30

OMSJ_TWR:
Taxi to Private Apron vai .A. H.

A6-EFT:
Taxi to Private Apron vai .' A '.' H ' EFT

A6-EFT:
At Private Apron

OMSJ_TWR:
EFT, roger, frequency change is approved, bye

A6-EFT:
frequency change is approved, A6-EFT, bye

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