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Mustangfreak First Officer

What does IFR and VOR mean? Embarassed

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) is opposed to VFR (Visual Flight Rules):

IFR:
Refers to the general weather conditions pilots can expect at the surface and applies to the weather situations at an airport during which a pilot must use instruments to assist take off and landing. IFR conditions for fixed wing aircraft means the minimum cloud ceiling is greater than 500 feet and less than 1,000 feet and/or visibility is greater than 1 mile and less than 3 miles.

VFR:
Visual Flight Rules. Prescribed for the operation of aircraft in visual meteorological conditions (VMC). VMC is generally defined as 5 miles visibility or more and 1,000 feet vertical and one nautical mile horizontal clearance from cloud, but variations apply to aircraft operating below 3,000 feet AMSL*. Special VFR (SVFR) clearances are granted at the discretion of ATC for VFR flight through some controlled airspace where IFR* usually apply

VOR:
Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Radio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VOR Read this

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pearlygatesuk Trainee

IFR (Instrument Flight Rules)
VFR (Visual Flight Rules)

If you fly under VFR the visibility has to be good enough for you to be able to see the runway in enough time to line up and put the plane down. If the visibility is impaired by Fog, Snow etc etc then quite often you are asked to switch to IFR by ATC who will in turn guide you to the runway or at least close enough to see it

Hope this helps

Pearly

Pro Member Trainee
pearlygatesuk Trainee

You have just witnessed an ameteurs response compared to a seasoned pro - thx captain 🙂

Pro Member Chief Captain
Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

pearlygatesuk wrote:

You have just witnessed an ameteurs response compared to a seasoned pro - thx captain 🙂

Thank Google 😉

Pro Member Chief Captain
Greekman72 Chief Captain

Mustangfreak wrote:

What does IFR and VOR mean? Embarassed

Noitice.Thereares no stupid questions ❗ 😀

There are only stupid people who think that they know everything... 😉

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Greekman72 wrote:

Noitice.Thereares no stupid questions ❗ 😀

There are only stupid people who think that they know everything... 😉

Umm... So what would you call a simple question that nobody seems to understand?

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Tailhook wrote:

Greekman72 wrote:

Noitice.Thereares no stupid questions ❗ 😀

There are only stupid people who think that they know everything... 😉

Umm... So what would you call a simple question that nobody seems to understand?

Sorry i dont understand you question.... Poke in Eye

Pro Member Chief Captain
Tailhook Chief Captain

I beg your pardon?

Pro Member Chief Captain
Greekman72 Chief Captain

Tailhook wrote:

I beg your pardon?

ROFL ROFL ROFL 🍻

Don Wood Guest

VOR actually stands for Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range, not radio.

The distinction is a minor one since it is a radio based system, however, if you are taking an FAA test, the correct answer is range, not radio.

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Sean (SeanGa) Captain

What is FAA?

Pro Member Chief Captain
Tailhook Chief Captain

Federal Aviation Administration

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