ORS4 No.1195: Standardised European Rules of the Air - Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima within Class D Airspace.
The CAA have issued ORS4 No.1195 which exempts any aircraft being flown within the UK at or below 3,000 feet above mean sea level and within Class D airspace from the requirements of SERA.5001 (VMC visibility and distance from cloud minima) Table S5-1 and SERA.5005(a) (visual flight rules) of the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 of 26 September 2012 (Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA)) when it is flying in accordance with these conditions:
- the aircraft is flown by day only;
- at a speed which, according to its airspeed indicator, is 140 knots or less, to give adequate opportunity to observe ot
- her traffic and any obstacles in time to avoid a collision; and,
- clear of cloud, with the surface in sight and:
- if the aircraft is not a helicopter, in a flight visibility of at least 5 km; or
- if the aircraft is a helicopter, in a flight visibility of at least 1,500 m.
This exemption has effect until 30 September 2018 unless previously revoked.
If you are flying outside UK Airspace, including the Channel Islands, where SERA Rules apply, these are the VMC Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima within Class D Airspace: