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These flight rules are not a substitute for the offical FAA approved weather briefing.

Flight Rules Category Definitions:

Category Ceiling   Visibility
Low Instrument Flight Rules
LIFR* (red sky symbol)
below 500 feet AGL and/or less than 1 mile
Instrument Flight Rules
IFR (orange sky symbol)
500 to below 1,000 feet AGL and/or 1 mile to less than 3 miles
Marginal Visual Flight Rules
MVFR (yellow sky symbol)
1,000 to 3,000 feet AGL and/or 3 to 5 miles
Visual Flight Rules
VFR+ (green sky symbol)
greater than 3,000 feet AGL and greater than 5 miles
* IFR is ceiling less than 1,000 feet AGL and/or visibility less than 3 miles while LIFR is a sub-category of IFR.
+ VFR is ceiling greater than or equal to 1,000 feet AGL and visibility greater than or equal to 3 miles while MVFR is a sub-category of VFR.