Flight Category


The Flight Category at an airport is a brief description of the flight rules allowed based on the current weather.

Category Ceiling Visibility
Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Greater than 3,000 ft. AGL Greater than 5 SM
Marginal VFR (MVFR) Between 1,000 and 3,000 ft. AGL Between 3 and 5 SM
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Between 500 and 1,000 ft. AGL Between 1 and 3 SM
Low IFR (LIFR) Less than 500 ft. AGL Less than 1 SM


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