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Version of section 602.117 from 2021-07-07 to 2022-09-11:

  •  (1) Despite paragraph 602.114(b), an aircraft may be operated in special VFR flight within a control zone if

    • (a) weather conditions preclude compliance with paragraph 602.114(b);

    • (b) flight visibility is not less than

      • (i) one mile, where the aircraft is not a helicopter, or

      • (ii) one-half mile, where the aircraft is a helicopter;

    • (c) the aircraft is operated clear of cloud and with visual reference to the surface at all times; and

    • (d) authorization to do so has been requested and obtained from the appropriate air traffic control unit.

  • (2) Where aerodrome traffic permits, an air traffic control unit shall authorize a pilot-in-command to operate an aircraft in special VFR flight within a control zone if

    • (a) the pilot-in-command requests authorization to operate the aircraft in special VFR flight;

    • (b) when reported, ground visibility within the control zone is not less than

      • (i) one mile, where the aircraft is not a helicopter, or

      • (ii) one-half mile, where the aircraft is a helicopter;

    • (c) the aircraft is equipped with radiocommunication equipment capable of maintaining communication with the appropriate air traffic control unit; and

    • (d) the aircraft is not a helicopter and is operated during the night, and the authorization is for the purpose of allowing the aircraft to land at the destination aerodrome.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 11
  • SOR/2021-152, s. 19(E)
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