14 CFR 91.157 - Special VFR weather minimums.

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§ 91.157 Special VFR weather minimums.
(a) Except as provided in appendix D, section 3, of this part, special VFR operations may be conducted under the weather minimums and requirements of this section, instead of those contained in § 91.155, below 10,000 feet MSL within the airspace contained by the upward extension of the lateral boundaries of the controlled airspace designated to the surface for an airport.
(b) Special VFR operations may only be conducted—
(1) With an ATC clearance;
(2) Clear of clouds;
(3) Except for helicopters, when flight visibility is at least 1 statute mile; and
(4) Except for helicopters, between sunrise and sunset (or in Alaska, when the sun is 6 degrees or more below the horizon) unless—
(i) The person being granted the ATC clearance meets the applicable requirements for instrument flight under part 61 of this chapter; and
(ii) The aircraft is equipped as required in § 91.205(d).
(c) No person may take off or land an aircraft (other than a helicopter) under special VFR—
(1) Unless ground visibility is at least 1 statute mile; or
(2) If ground visibility is not reported, unless flight visibility is at least 1 statute mile. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term flight visibility includes the visibility from the cockpit of an aircraft in takeoff position if:
(i) The flight is conducted under this part 91; and
(ii) The airport at which the aircraft is located is a satellite airport that does not have weather reporting capabilities.
(d) The determination of visibility by a pilot in accordance with paragraph (c)(2) of this section is not an official weather report or an official ground visibility report.
[Amdt. 91-235, 58 FR 51968, Oct. 5, 1993, as amended by Amdt. 91-247, 60 FR 66874, Dec. 27, 1995; Amdt. 91-262, 65 FR 16116, Mar. 24, 2000]

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  • 2014-04-25; vol. 79 # 80 - Friday, April 25, 2014
    1. 79 FR 22862 - Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Simferopol (UKFV) Flight Information Region (FIR)
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Title 14 published on 2014-01-01

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  • 2014-04-25; vol. 79 # 80 - Friday, April 25, 2014
    1. 79 FR 22862 - Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Simferopol (UKFV) Flight Information Region (FIR)
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Aviation Administration
      Immediately adopted final rule.
      This final rule is effective on April 25, 2014, and remains in effect through April 27, 2015.
      14 CFR Part 91