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Old 7th Aug 2009, 04:43
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: United states of Europe
Posts: 310
Real World

Does that also mean that, in the real world, you only operate under IFR - Instrument Flight Rules - when you are in the clouds??

So in effect, RealWorld airliners crossing the atlantic fly VFR most of the time, as there are few clouds at cruising level.

Sounds convenient that your rules change according to operating conditions, does that happen outside aviation also?

The authorities I fly under now state that I must log flight time while operating under instrument flight rules as flight time under instrument flight rules. During this flight time under instrument flight rules, it is permitted to enter instrument flight CONDITIONS, which is a whole 'nother subject relating to meteorology.

There is a difference from the US and Europe, I have flown both places, the logging is different. There is no "padding" of anything when logging according to the regulations under which ones rating was issued.
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