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Flashcards in VFR Weather Minimums Deck (11):
1

What are the VFR weather minimums for Class G airspace at 1,200 feet or less above the surface?

Day:

1 SM Visibility

Clouds: Clear of Clouds

Night:

3 SM Visibility

Clouds: 500' below, 1,000' above, 2,000' horizontally 

Night, in traffic pattern within 1/2 mile of RW:

1 SM Visibility

Clouds: Clear of Clouds

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What are the VFR weather minimums for Class G airspace at 1,200 feet or above the surface but less than 10,000 feet MSL?

Day:

1 SM Visibility

Clouds: 500' below, 1000' above, 2,000' horizontally

Night:

3 SM Visibility

Clouds: 500' below, 1,000' above, 2,000' horizontally

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3

What are the VFR weather minimums for Class G airspace at 1,200 feet or above the surface and at or above 10,000 feet MSL?

No Day/Night

5 SM Visibility

Clouds: 1,000', 1,000', 1 SM horizontally

 

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4

What are the VFR weather minimums for Class E airspace at less than 10,000 feet MSL?

3 SM Visibility

Clouds: 500' below, 1,000' above, 2,000' horizontally 

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5

What are the VFR weather minimums for Class E airspace at or above 10,000 feet MSL?

5 SM Visibility

Clouds: 1,000' below, 1,000' above, 1 SM horizontally

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6

What are the VFR weather minimums for Class C or D airspace?

3 SM Visibility

Clouds: 500' below, 1,000' above, 2,000' horizontally

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7

What are the VFR weather minimums for Class B airspace?

3 SM Visibility

Clouds: Clear of Clouds

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8

What are the VFR weather minimums for Class A airspace?

Not applicable (visibility or clouds) due to the requirement that all aircraft must be operating under IFR

The only exception is in the event of lost communications

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9

What must the ceiling be in order to operate an aircraft under VFR within the limits of controlled airspace designated to the surface of an airport?

1,000 feet and above

"Special VFR" is the only exception

10

What are the weather minimums for a pilot to be cleared for "Special VFR"?

1 SM Visibility

Clouds: Clear of Clouds

 

11

What is required in order to request "Special VFR" at night?

Instrument rating

Aircraft approved for instrument flight