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VFR Flight Plans (SARWATCH)
- The pilot of an aircraft must submit a VFR flight plan prior to the start of any flight conducted under VFR if:
(a) it is planned for the aircraft to proceed more than 50 NM from shore; or
(b) an alerting service is required.
In addition, a VFR flight plan may be submitted for any other flight conducted under VFR.
- The pilot of an aircraft for which a VFR flight plan has been submitted must:
(a) inform an appropriate ATS unit of any change to the details in the flight plan and of any change to the flight plan SARTIME before the expiry of that SARTIME; and
(b) terminate the flight plan by advising an appropriate ATS unit before the flight plan SARTIME.
- Only one VFR flight plan can be submitted or be active at any one time for a particular aircraft.
- A new flight plan cannot be submitted until the previous flight plan has been cancelled or terminated.
- When filing a VFR flight plan with the National Briefing Office, if the particular aircraft does not already have a pre-allocated SSR code, an SSR code will be allocated to that aircraft for this particular flight.