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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:

  1. the aircraft is flown by day only;
  2. at  a  speed  which,  according  to  its  airspeed  indicator,  is 140  knots  or  less,  to  give  adequate  opportunity  to  observe  ot
  3. her  traffic  and  any  obstacles  in  time  to  avoid  a  collision; and,
  4. clear of cloud, with the surface in sight and:
  5. if   the aircraft is not a helicopter, in a flight visibility of at least 5 km; or
  6. 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:

 

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