(c) Only when requested by the pilot.
(d) On the basis of weather conditions reported at the airport of intended landing or
(e) When weather conditions are not reported at the airport of intended landing or departure
and the pilot advises he is unable to maintain VFR and requests SVFR.
(2) When the primary airport is reporting VFR, SVFR operations may be authorized for aircraft
transiting the control zone when the pilot advises that he is unable to maintain basic VFR.
b. Special Visual Flight Rule Priority
(1) FW SVFR flights may be approved only if arriving and departing instrument flight rule (IFR)
aircraft are not delayed.
NOTE: The priority afforded IFR aircraft over FW SVFR aircraft is not intended to be so rigidly
applied that it causes grossly inefficient use of airspace. If better overall efficiency will be gained, the
controller has the prerogative of allowing completion of the FW SVFR operation already in progress
when an IFR aircraft becomes a factor.
(2) When clearance cannot be granted for an FW SVFR flight because of IFR traffic, inform the
pilot of the anticipated delay. Do NOT issue "expect further clearance" (EFC) or expected departure
c. Special Visual Flight Rule Separation
Apply approved separation between SVFR aircraft and between SVFR aircraft and IFR aircraft.
d. Special Visual Flight Rule Altitude Assignment
Do NOT assign a fixed altitude when applying vertical separation, but clear the SVFR aircraft at
or below an altitude that is at least 500 feet below any conflicting IFR traffic but NOT below the
minimum safe altitude prescribed in FAR 91.119 (Figure 2-23).
e. Special Visual Flight Rule Operations
Authorize local SVFR operations for a specific period (series of landings and takeoffs) on
request if the aircraft can be recalled when traffic or weather conditions require.