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Can I vfr approach?I see if atc guide say that virual approach it ifr approach because it have virual waypoint to follow,sothat I want to say can I vfr approach like local fly.

One thing you can do is request VFR Flight Following. This is used for most VFR flights using a “see and avoid” tactic. You won’t be receiving an approach for it, more just a way you to have backup coverage by approach.

Another approach type is radar vectors. This will allow ATC to give you vectors towards the airport before a handoff. There are no approaches assigned to this, but you do receive vectors and altitude assignments by ATC to guide you.

These are the two VFR procedures with approach! GPS, ILS, and visual approaches all are IFR procedures.


Radar vactor is vfr?

Radar vectors are a VFR Procedure

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But vfr is not mean virual fly?rv is atc control,have not virual

VFR is visual flight (See and avoid). But a visual Approach is not a VFR procedure, it is an IFR procedure. Does that help?

Ok,Sothat rv is doing vfr or let poilt can do vfr after?

While doing radar vectors you are still VFR

Sothat rv in vfr is atc See aircraft the atc screen and do rader vector?

Let me switch to another way to ask, how do you define vfr&ifr approach.No waypoint? No flight plan? Separate the plane?

Pretty much by asking for the approach you want. IFR aircraft should have a flight plan set though.

It is free flight,but idk what you mean,can you more explain the different between vfr and ifr?

VFR is Visual flight reference. This would mean the pilot is using visual navigation (the ground and landmarks) alongside visually looking for traffic. They don’t need to be in contact with ATC, but if they are, ATC can give them flight following or radar vectors. Radar vectors are ATC based.

IFR is Instrument based. You must always be in contact with ATC and they provide approaches, vectors, etc.

Read more about it here! https://www.buddhaair.com/blog/the-difference-between-vfr-and-ifr-flying-explained

But rv contact with ATC and they provide approaches, vectors,and not using visual navigation (the ground and landmarks) alongside visually looking for traffic,why it is vfr,and if I want vfr landing inbound,only can trust gps,ils,or visual approach,sothat can not vfr landing?

Well of course you’re gonna have to contact ATC if there’s any, whether you’re VFR or IFR.
RV’s itself isn’t an approach, it’s VFR but with vectors towards the airport you’d like. You don’t have an approach, you just say you’re inbound once handed to Tower. Just because you’re VFR doesn’t mean you’re not subject to vectors or any sort of ATC communication. GPS, ILS, and VIS are usually IFR procedures.

Sothat i can`t vfr landing?

Unless you touch down differently then any other landing approach, it’s a VFR landing, no different from pretty much other full stop landing.

But ils gps or visual all is ifr,and we must need inbound to have clear to land

Right, and so does Flight Following and RV. The only difference is, with approach and tower, you say what you’re inbound on, where as VFR, you just say you’re inbound. If you didn’t, they would have no clue why you’re even on tower frequency.

I know Ezzie already answered this correctly, but I’ll just provide a little more detail.

If you are ILS, GPS, or visual, you tell tower you are inbound on the type of approach you were cleared for and you will be cleared to land (you may get told to follow someone if you are visual since you are flying visually after you report the airport in sight). Those are all IFR approaches for ATC.

If you are on radar vectors or flight following, you call inbound for landing and request a runway if you want. Tower will give you a pattern entry, sequence if necessary, and clearance. These are VFR approaches.

Either way, you can land. It’s your choice to request the service that you want, and approach and tower will control based on the service you request.