ENR 1.2 Visual flight rules

1.2.1. Visual Flight Rules conform to the rules published in ICAO Annex 2 - Rules of the Air, chapter 4 - Visual Flight Rules and DOC 7030 - Regional Supplementary Procedures.

Note: See note to ENR 1.7.4.

1.2.2. The following rules are additional to those specified in Annex 2 apply:
  1. VFR flights between the times of sunset and sunrise, shall be conducted in accordance with the conditions specified by the GENERAL CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY.

  2. VFR flights operating in Class G airspace are required to send position reports every half hour of flight.

1.2.3. Reduction of VFR minima

1.2.3.1 Reduced VFR minima has been prescribed in accordance with Annex 2 - Rules of the Air, Table 4.1 as follows:

  1. Subject to conditions specified to each individual operator by the GENERAL CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY, certain helicopters may operate VFR by day in OMR57 and OMR58 with a flight visibility of not less than 1500 M, clear of cloud and in sight of the surface.

  2. Military and police helicopters may be permitted to operate on SVFR clearances when the flight visibility is less than 1500 M but not less than 500 M. Such flights must be manoeuvred at a speed that will give the pilot adequate opportunity to observe and avoid obstacles.

Note: The issue of a SVFR clearance will only relate to separation from other traffic. Avoidance of collision with the terrain and obstacles will be the responsibility of the pilot and the acceptance of a SVFR clearance is entirely at the pilot's own discretion.

1.2.4. For VFR routes defined within DUBAI CTA, see ENR 6-4.1 and for detailed information regarding the VFR reporting points established on those VFR routes, see ENR 6-4.2.
1.2.5. For VFR routes defined within Abu Dhabi CTA, see VFR route chart in the respective aerodrome section.