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"When flying VFR through controlled airspace and ATC gives vectoring and altitude instructions that may require entering temporary cloudy conditions, what is the best way to advise ATC or handle the situation?"
VFR Cloud Clearances
 

"Let's review briefly the cloud clearance requirements and reasons for each. For the altitudes most of us fly, it is simple.

In general, when in Class E, D or C, you must remain 500 feet below, 2,000 feet laterally or 1,000 feet above any clouds. This is to allow an IFR aircraft popping out of the clouds sufficient time to see and avoid a VFR aircraft.

In Class B airspace, we merely have to remain clear of clouds. Because in a Class B, all traffic (both IFR and VFR) is under positive control of ATC.

None of this allows a VFR pilot to enter a cloud. If an ATC vector or altitude assignment will cause you to enter a cloud, you must promptly advise ATC that you are Unable due to weather and request an alternate clearance."

 

 
 
 

There are several good reasons to join PQAC, but here is one that might be of particular interest.

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Please checkout the latest edition of the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) for the most up-to-date information on Qualicum Beach Airport (CAT4).

Qualicum Beach Airport Live Webcams

Please click "Here" for the Current (PDF) Issue of the Canadian Airport Charts.

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Welcome to PQAC

Whether you’re a seasoned pilot, a rookie pilot or someone bitten by all things aviation, PQAC is the place to be in Oceanside.

 

We have members with varied interests and experience in aviation. All are friendly and enjoy the camaraderie of their common interest in airplanes and aviation.  Whether hanging out in the Member’s Lounge or flying off to enjoy the scenery of this fantastic Island in the Pacific, what better way to have fun.  PQAC offers it all!

 

We welcome visitors and members alike, with a friendly smile and always a kind word.  Drop by and introduce yourself to any of our members.  I’m sure you’ll be glad you did!

 

Check out our website for events happening at the Club.  To get further information, click on the “PQAC Membership Information” tab found on the upper left of this page or click on the name of a member of PQAC's executive immediately above and send us an email!!

 
 
 
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PARKSVILLE QUALICUM AERO CLUB
Unit 9, 1000 Ravensbourne Lane, Qualicum Beach Airport {CAT4} 
Qualicum Beach B.C. V9K 1P9, Canada