VFR over-the-top

Posted on 20/03/2019

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VFR over-the-top should be used like any other tool in your aviation tool bag. It can be very useful but requires careful planning, continuous weather monitoring and constantly keeping a Plan B if things don’t go as planned. If the holes start disappearing, make sure you leave yourself an out so you can get down under those clouds. You may have to do a 180 to find an area behind you.”


Note:
 The rules described above refer to U.S. operations only. In Canada, a separate VFR-OTT rating is required for non-Instrument rated pilots to fly above the clouds. Other countries may have different rules. Feel free to share the specific rules in your country using the comments below.