12-1-7. SPECIAL VFR (SVFR)

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  • 12-1-7. SPECIAL VFR (SVFR)

    NOTE: Pilots do not have to be IFR qualified to fly SVFR at night, nor does the aircraft have to be equipped for IFR flight.

    1. Within a control zone where there is an airport controller on duty, approve or refuse a pilot’s request for SVFR on the basis of current or anticipated IFR traffic only. If approved, specify the period of time during which SVFR flight is permitted.
    2. Within a control zone where there is no airport controller on duty, authorize or refuse an aircraft’s request for SVFR on the basis of:
      1. 1. Current or anticipated IFR traffic, and
      2. 2. Official ceiling and visibility reports.
    3. Canadian SVFR weather minimums for:
      1. Aircraft other than helicopters. Flight visibility (ground visibility when reported) 1 mile.
      2. Helicopters. Flight visibility (ground visibility when available) 1/2 mile.
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