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Old 18th Apr 2018, 23:49
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Lead Balloon
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Australia/India
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Does anyone have any insight into the practical safety risk intended to be mitigated by this regulation:
91.275 Aircraft to be flown under VFR or IFR

(1) The pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight contravenes this subregulation if,
at any time during the flight, the aircraft is not flown under the VFR or IFR.

(2) A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes
subregulation (1).

Penalty: 50 penalty units.
Can I just cross my arms during a flight and decide: Guess what, I’m now flying neither VFR nor IFR. What safety risk does that create?

It’s naughty and unsafe to fly VFR when it’s not VMC. And it’s naughty and unsafe to fly IFR without the required rating/s and equipment. But how can someone unilaterally ‘choose’ to fly neither IFR nor VFR?

Somebody must have a concept in his or head that resulted in the draft regulation.
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