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KSMF METAR and TAF
KSMF 180253Z 18003KT 9SM CLR 18/06 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP162 T01780061 55001
KSMF 172343Z 1800/1824 VRB04KT P6SM SCT250

KSMF Flight Category (current conditions, METAR)
VFR







KMHR METAR and TAF
KMHR 180245Z 00000KT 10SM SCT034 BKN050 16/02 A3002
KMHR 172343Z 1800/1824 VRB04KT P6SM SCT250

KMHR Flight Category (current conditions, METAR)
VFR



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FLT CGYs

CGY/CIG/qual/VSBY
VFR/3000 ft AGL or more(CIG)/and/5 mi or more(VSBY)
MVFR/1000 to 3000 ft AGL(CIG)/and_or/3 to 5 mi (VSBY)
IFR/500 to blw 1000 ft AGL/and_or/1 mi to 3 mi (VSBY)
LIFR/blw 500 ft AGL/and_or/less than 1 mi (VSBY)

FAASafety.gov reference publication for Flight Categories

(NOTE-- The only Official reference I could find that defines these Flight Categories is in the AIM on page(s) 7-1-14 and 7-1-15 in the Meteorology section under 7−1−6. Categorical Outlooks)

7−1−6. Categorical Outlooks
a. Categorical outlook terms, describing general
ceiling and visibility conditions for advanced
planning purposes are used only in area forecasts and
are defined as follows:

1. LIFR (Low IFR). Ceiling less than 500 feet
and/or visibility less than 1 mile.

2. IFR. Ceiling 500 to less than 1,000 feet
and/or visibility 1 to less than 3 miles.

3. MVFR (Marginal VFR). Ceiling 1,000 to
3,000 feet and/or visibility 3 to 5 miles inclusive.

4. VFR. Ceiling greater than 3,000 feet and
visibility greater than 5 miles; includes sky clear.

b. The cause of LIFR, IFR, or MVFR is indicated
by either ceiling or visibility restrictions or both. The
contraction “CIG” and/or weather and obstruction to
vision symbols are used. If winds or gusts of 25 knots
or greater are forecast for the outlook period, the word
“WIND” is also included for all categories including
VFR.

EXAMPLE−
1. LIFR CIG−low IFR due to low ceiling.
2. IFR FG−IFR due to visibility restricted by fog.
3. MVFR CIG HZ FU−marginal VFR due to both ceiling
and visibility restricted by haze and smoke.
4. IFR CIG RA WIND−IFR due to both low ceiling and
visibility restricted by rain; wind expected to be 25 knots or
greater.

(AIM pgs 7-1-14,7-1-15, Meteorology)












14 CFR §91.155 Basic VFR weather minimums (shows Flt Vsby and Dist. from clouds for Class A-G airspace)(minimum here is 1000 ft CIG and VSBY of 3 statute miles)




Sec. 91.155

Basic VFR weather minimums.


(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section and Sec. 91.157, no person may operate an aircraft under VFR when the flight visibility is less, or at a distance from clouds that is less, than that prescribed for the corresponding altitude and class of airspace in the following table:

Airspace
Flight visibility
Distance from
clouds
Class A -----------------------------Not Applicable -------------------Not Applicable.
Class B -----------------------------3 statute miles --------------------Clear of Clouds.
Class C -----------------------------3 statute miles --------------------500 feet below.
1,000 feet above.
2,000 feet horizontal.
Class D -----------------------------3 statute miles ---------------------500 feet below.
1,000 feet above.
2,000 feet horizontal.
Class E:
Less than 10,000 feet MSL.
3 statute miles --------------------500 feet below.
1,000 feet above.
2,000 feet horizontal.
At or above 10,000 feet MSL.5 statute miles --------------------1,000 feet below.
1,000 feet above.
1 statute mile horizontal.
Class G:
1,200 feet or less above the
surface (regardless of MSL
altitude).
Day, except as provided in
Sec. 91.155(b).
1 statute mile ----------------------Clear of clouds.
Night, except as provided in
Sec. 91.155(b).
3 statute miles --------------------500 feet below.
1,000 feet above.
2,000 feet horizontal.
More than 1,200 feet above the
surface but less than 10,000
feet MSL
Day -----------------------------------1 statute mile ----------------------500 feet below.
1,000 feet above.
2,000 feet horizontal.
Night ---------------------------------3 statute miles --------------------500 feet below.
1,000 feet above.
2,000 feet horizontal.
More than 1,200 feet above the
surface and at or above
10,000 feet MSL.
5 statute miles --------------------1,000 feet below.
1,000 feet above.
1 statute mile horizontal.

(b) Class G Airspace. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section, the following operations may be conducted in Class G airspace below 1,200 feet above the surface:


(c) Except as provided in Sec. 91.157, no person may operate an aircraft beneath the ceiling under VFR within the lateral boundaries of controlled airspace designated to the surface for an airport when the ceiling is less than 1,000 feet.

(d) Except as provided in Sec. 91.157 of this part, no person may take off or land an aircraft, or enter the traffic pattern of an airport, under VFR, within the lateral boundaries of the surface areas of Class B, Class C, Class D, or Class E airspace designated for an airport--


(e) For the purpose of this section, an aircraft operating at the base altitude of a Class E airspace area is considered to be within the airspace directly below that area.


Amdt. 91-330, Eff. 4/22/2015
















SVFR/Clear of Clouds(CIG_Dist fm Clds)/and/at least 1 statute mile (VSBY)/and/ATC Clearance rcvd/(only allwd during day for VFR pilots blw 10,000 ft MSL abv twrd apt(FAR 91.157))

Sec. 91.157

Special VFR weather minimums.

(a) Except as provided in appendix D, section 3, of this part, special VFR operations may be conducted under the weather minimums and requirements of this section, instead of those contained in Sec. 91.155, below 10,000 feet MSL within the airspace contained by the upward extension of the lateral boundaries of the controlled airspace designated to the surface for an airport.

(b) Special VFR operations may only be conducted--

(c) No person may take off or land an aircraft (other than a helicopter) under special VFR-- (d) The determination of visibility by a pilot in accordance with paragraph (c)(2) of this section is not an official weather report or an official ground visibility report.]

Amdt. 91-262, Eff. 5/23/2000


















Sec. 91.159

VFR cruising altitude or flight level.

Except while holding in a holding pattern of 2 minutes or less, or while turning, each person operating an aircraft under VFR in level cruising flight more than 3,000 feet above the surface shall maintain the appropriate altitude or flight level prescribed below, unless otherwise authorized by ATC:
(a) When operating below 18,000 feet MSL and--
(1) On a magnetic course of zero degrees through 179 degrees, any odd thousand foot MSL altitude +500 feet (such as 3,500, 5,500, or 7,500); or
(2) On a magnetic course of 180 degrees through 359 degrees, any even thousand foot MSL altitude +500 feet (such as 4,500, 6,500, or 8,500).
[(b) When operating above 18,000 feet MSL, maintain the altitude or flight level assigned by ATC.]
[(c) Removed.]




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