You forgot to cancel IFR
on final, so you call on the ground.
In the meantime, I'll have to settle for some well-done vectoring from the local Tracon and hope the weather is good enough to not only allow me to spot the runway from the MVA but also cancel IFR
without violating the visibility and cloud-clearance rules for Class E airspace.
This strategy proved useful because, one-and-a-half hours into the flight, the weather looked good enough to cancel IFR
If you're on a visual to an uncontrolled airport and you cancel IFR
to let the next guy in behind you, 91.
I knew we could cancel IFR
, continue VFR, and position the aircraft to land.
Technically, you could cancel IFR
and then continue visually, but you would probably be in Class E airspace and need increased cloud clearances and visibility.
Breaking out on the GPS final, you cancel IFR
and switch over to the CTAF to announce your straight-in approach, only to look up to see a Skyhawk-filled windshield.
Their reply, "Call that number on the ground to cancel IFR
or cancel in the air.
Just because you're told you're no longer under radar coverage, don't be tempted to immediately cancel IFR
Only if you are In VMC and are able to cancel IFR
This is when you have some choices: Accept the new routing and the additional trip time, cancel IFR
and motor home VFR--perhaps air-filing another IFR flight plan on the other side--or request a VFR-on-top clearance, which often says to the facility you know more about clearances and separation than they do.
The pilots told PIE tower, "We are unable to reach Tampa approach, but we have [PIE] field in sight, we'd like to cancel IFR