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Special VFR

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Can a student pilot legally request "Special VFR" from the control tower?

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Apr 09, 2013

    See 91.157.

    You could not request SVFR at night in an airplane, because you would be required to possess an instrument rating. Otherwise, OK.

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  2. Jon Moore on Apr 10, 2013

    SVFR allows a pilot to operate with visibility down to 1 SM and clear of clouds. However, student pilots are not allowed to operate in visibility less than 3 SM (61.89). So a student pilot may use SVFR only to get closer to clouds, but not to reduce the visibility minimum.

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  3. alaskanfly3r on Apr 26, 2013

    camiungusit? kituusit?

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