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Today’s topic is about the good ole visual approach. What is a visual approach? To summarize, a visual approach is an appoach conducted under an IFR Flight plan but in Visual Meterological Conditions or VMC! After the radar controller clears a plan for the visual approach, the pilot is responsible for making its own altitude and headings to safely land on the runway! In other turns, the pilot can do what he/she wants to line up on the runway! [spoiler]If you want to check out the visibility and ceiling requirements for a visual approach, check out AIM 5/4-20[spoiler] That is your typical visual approach!
So a typical visual approach is described up there and you might ask, is there a non typical visual approach? Well I call it a non standard visual approach. So what is my definition of a non standard visual approach? A non standard visual approach to me is a visual approach issued by the tower controller! (who knew a visual approach clearance could be issue by a tower controller right?) Well, it can! Check out JesseFlies video of an instrument approach turned into a visual approach clearance by the tower! Hope you learned something today! Link to video: [https://youtu.be/mWuvYnssQPM]