INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES
This chapter introduces the student to OPNAVINST 3710.7 criteria for VFR and IFR flight, to
include filing requirements, weather for alternation selection, take-off weather requirements, and
instrument approach requirements. Filling out the DD 175 Military Flight Plan using GP chapter
four is explained.
401. LESSON TOPIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES
4.0 The student will demonstrate an understanding of weather criteria for filing purposes, and
the ability to complete a DD 175 Military Flight Plan.
4.1 Determine when Visual Flight Rules (VFR) may be used by Navy/Marine Corps pilots for
State the minimum ceiling and visibility for VFR flight in controlled areas.
State cloud clearance requirements for VFR flight.
4.2 Determine when Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) must be used by Navy/Marine Corps pilots
4.3 Determine when weather meets the IFR minimum weather requirements for takeoff for
standard and special instrument rated Navy/Marine pilots.
State the weather minimums for takeoff for special instrument rated pilots.
State the basic weather minimums for takeoff for standard instrument rated pilots
and the exceptions.
4.4 Determine when the destination weather meets the minimum weather requirements for that
type of IFR approach the pilot plans to execute.
4.5 Determine when an alternate airport is required.
4.6. State where Navy/Marine Corps alternate airport weather requirements are listed.
4.7 Determine when the alternate airport must be forecasting weather to be 3000/3 or better.
4.8 Determine how to select an alternate airport which meets the forecast weather requirements
as the alternate.
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES 4-1
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