RNAV Visual Flight Procedure (RVFP)

An RVFP is a special visual flight procedure flown on an IFR flight plan. It is flown in visual conditions and clear of clouds must be maintained.

An RVFP is flown using an approved RNAV system to maintain published lateral and vertical paths to runways without an instrument approach procedure. It requires an ATC clearance and may begin at other points along the path of the charted procedure when approved by ATC.

An RVFP is not published in the Federal Register for public use and the operator is required to have a specific Operations Specification approval. Required ceiling and visibility minima are published on the procedure chart.

An RVFP does not have a missed approach procedure and is not evaluated for obstacle protection.

Source: Pilot Contoller Glossary (PCG)

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