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Aviation Learning Center Document Flying in Flat Light and White Out Conditions
Author: FAA Date: 2001
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There are many factors that come into play when dealing with flat light and white out conditions. A pilot's instinctive responses must be immediate, and based on a well thought out plan. These unique visual conditions are insidious and can sneak upon you at any time. The environment can present challenging obstacles making the flight even more difficult. Completing a safe flight may mean choosing an alternate landing site, returning to the point of departure or simply choosing not to fly.

Pilots should establish individual personal minimums, setting strict parameters for landings and sticking by them. Continuing education especially with regard to instrument proficiency, talking to local flight operators, and gaining insight into the psychological, aeromedical, and physiological effects of flight are essential in keeping up with these unique atmospheric phenomena.

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