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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 602.116 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-06-13:

 Notwithstanding paragraphs 602.114(a) and 602.115(a), an aircraft may be operated in VFR OTT flight during the cruise portion of the flight during the day if

  • (a) the aircraft is operated at a vertical distance from cloud of at least 1,000 feet;

  • (b) where the aircraft is operated between two cloud layers, the vertical distance between the layers is at least 5,000 feet;

  • (c) flight visibility at the cruising altitude of the aircraft is at least five miles; and

  • (d) the weather at the aerodrome of destination is forecast to have a sky condition of scattered cloud or clear and a ground visibility of five miles or greater with no forecast of precipitation, fog, thunderstorms or blowing snow, and those conditions are forecast to exist

    • (i) where the forecast is an aerodrome forecast (TAF), for the period from one hour before to two hours after the estimated time of arrival; and

    • (ii) where an aerodrome forecast (TAF) is not available and the forecast is an area forecast (FA), for the period from one hour before to three hours after the estimated time of arrival.

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