March 2007 Issue

Lurking In The Murk

Breaking out into marginal VFR after an instrument approach can put you head-to-head with VFR traffic. Whatís out there, and what you can do about it.

One of the fallacies of flying IFR in marginal-to-good weather is that itís safe to presume everyone else out there is on the same page, under the watchful eye of ATC. Instead, itís completely legal for someone else to be scud-running in barely VFR weather while youíve gone to the trouble to get the rating, file the flight plan and follow the clearance.

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