The 7110.65 only allows us to authorize a contact approach when "Approved separation is applied between aircraft so cleared and other IFR or SVFR
This was still acceptable weather for a SVFR
arrival, so we continued.
Also note that their initial attempt to use SVFR
probably is similarly contrary to the TC.
clearance can be a great tool in hazy, misty weather, especially if you're remaining in the pattern.
definitely is available within Class E airspace, and it does not need a tower.
Regardless, once clear of controlled airspace thanks to an SVFR
clearance, what's your plan?
We're also not going to tell a bunch of airliners to go missed approach just so we can depart one SVFR
The clearance requirements for SVFR
are simply 1 mile visibility and clear of clouds--the same as in class G.
to exit Class D airspace toward better weather, or staying under, say, a 2500-foot-agl deck in haze affording only three miles in visibility.
In the article, Flying in the Margins, a sidebar on SVFR
states: "In Class G airspace ...
The airport, in Class B, says "NO SVFR
" on the chart.
* A VFR pilot may request and be given an SVFR
clearance to enter, leave, or operate within most Class D and Class E surface areas and some Class B and Class C surface areas, traffic permitting, as long as IFR operations will not be delayed.