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Day VFR equipment

Day VFR equipment CAR 174A, CAO 20.18 Appendix 1

The flight and navigational instruments required for flights under visual flight rules are:

  • an airspeed indicating system, and
  • an altimeter, with a readily adjustable pressure datum setting scale graduated in millibars, and
  • one of the following
    • a direct reading magnetic compass, or
    • a remote indicating compass and a standby direct reading magnetic compass, and
  • an accurate timepiece (clock or watch) indicating the time in hours, minutes and seconds, and
  • a turn and slip indicator (only a slip indicator required for agricultural aircraft), and
  • an outside air temperature (OAT) indicator where ambient air temperature is not available from ground instruments.

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