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Would VFR flight generally be cancelled after heavy snow because it might obscure points of reference?

Do aviation charts consider the effects of snow and provide information to the pilot?

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Jamie4590 wrote:

Would VFR flight generally be cancelled after heavy snow because it might obscure points of reference?
Do aviation charts consider the effects of snow and provide information to the pilot? Thanks!

Basically no to both questions. For a student pilot, this is a factor that the flight instructor has to consider. For a rated pilot, it's your decision. If the horizon is difficult to distinguish or visibility marginal, it may be prudent for a VFR only pilot to cancel. If the horizon and visibility is clear, you would use electronic navigation aids to help you navigate and chose check points that are identifiable even in heavy snow(Large towns, cities or large bridges).

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