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The VFG is occasionally updated and even though I will check the E-Text against CASA's version now and then, I cannot guarantee this is the most current one. If you find the E-Text is out of date, please let me know.
The Visual Flight Rules Guide aims to help VFR pilots fly safely anywhere in Australia. The information contained in the Guide has been carefully collected and presented in an easy to understand and use format.
The information contained in this guide is correct at the time of upload to the internet but is subject to change without notice. Pilots should refer regularly to the CASA website for the latest edition.
Errors in the VFG
The following discrepancies between the VFG and current regulations have been found:
* The timings for QNH and Temperatures in a TAF as described on pages 136-147 are no longer correct. The VFG incorrectly states these values are valid for periods 90 minutes either side of HH, HH+3, HH+6 etc. However current regulations state that these are actually now spot values for HH, HH+3, HH+6 etc and you are supposed to use linear interpolation between the values as required.
* In the VFG it talks about the Special VFR for aircraft being 3000m visibility (page 217) which then drops to 1600 m if operating in Class D airspace (page 298). AIP ENR 1.2.2 however states the visibility requirements are 1600m for aircraft operating under the Special VFR whether you are in Class D or not.
Please tell us of any others you may find.
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