Added on: August 12, 2011
When convection threatens your proposed route, flying under instrument flight rules (IFR) can be quite challenging. Remaining outside of the cloud boundary becomes critical so you can visually separate yourself from dangerous convective turbulence. While this is possible flying under instrument flight rules, you may also want to consider flying under visual flight rules, or more simply VFR, which requires that you stay outside of all cloud boundaries. A flight under VFR gives you the maximum amount of flexibility for route and altitude deviations as they become necessary. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to plan a flight under visual flight rules when convection is a flight risk.