What is VFR-on-top vs VFR-over-the-top?
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What is VFR-on-top vs VFR-over-the-top?
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VFR-on-top is an IFR clearnace but you are in VFR conditions enroute so you are able to fly visually and watch for traffic. VFR-over-the-top is when you depart VFR and climb over weather then land in VFR.
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