Intro to IFR Question #1 - What does IFR Mean?

What does IFR mean? 

IFR stands for Instrument Flight Rules and is a set of regulations and procedures that outline how pilots must operate an aircraft when visual flight rules isn’t an option or when you choose the IFR system for safety or convenience. IFR is predominantly used when visibility is limited by clouds, fog, heavy rain, night, or higher altitudes. 


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