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ENR 1.3  INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES

1.3.1  Conditions and procedures of IFR flight operation

1.3.1.1 Aircraft equipment

Aircraft shall be equipped with suitable instruments and with navigation equipment appropriate to the route to be flown and in accordance with the applicable air operations legislation.

Note: For aircraft instruments, equipment and flight documentation see subsection GEN 1.5.

1.3.1.2 Minimum levels

Except when necessary for take-off or landing an IFR flight shall be flown at a level which is not below the minimum flight altitude established by the state.

Note: The minimum flight altitude is a generic term meaning an altitude providing Minimum Obstacle Clearance (MOC) within certain area (e.g. MOCA - Minimum Obstacle Clearance Altitude, AMA - Area Minimum Altitude, MSA - Minimum Sector Altitude).

The minimum flight altitudes established in the Slovak Republic are published in particular maps in ENR 6 and in Part AD.

1.3.1.3 Change from IFR flight to VFR flight
1.3.1.3.1 Pilot-in-command intending to change from IFR flight to VFR flight shall report such a decision to appropriate ATS unit containing the specific expression regarding IFR flight cancellation, together with the changes, if any, to be made to the current flight plan. Clearance for such a change shall be obtained in controlled airspace.

Pilot-in-command shall use following expression:
"CANCELLING MY IFR FLIGHT".

ATS unit shall respond by expression:
"IFR FLIGHT CANCELLED AT … (time)".

1.3.1.3.1.1 ATS unit shall not appeal to pilot-in-command to do so either directly or by inference for any reason.
1.3.1.3.2 When an ATS unit is in possession of information that instrument meteorological conditions are likely to be encountered along the route of flight, a pilot changing from IFR flight to VFR flight should, if practicable, be so advised by phrase:

"INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS REPORTED (or FORECASTED) IN THE VICINITY OF (location)".

1.3.1.3.3 When an aircraft operating under IFR is flown in or encounters VMC, pilot-in-command shall not cancel an IFR flight unless it is anticipated and intended, that the flight will be continued for a reasonable period of time in uninterrupted VMC.
1.3.1.4 IFR flights shall comply with the provisions of Section 8 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012.

Note: Subsection ENR 1.1, ENR 1.10 set down basic provisions of Section 8 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012.

1.3.1.5 Cruising levels
1.3.1.5.1 An IFR flight operating in level cruising flight in controlled airspace shall be flown at a cruising level or, if authorized by a flight clearance to employ cruise climb techniques, between two levels or above a level, as specified in the table of cruising levels in para. ENR 1.7.4, except that the correlation of levels to track prescribed in para. ENR 1.7.4 is not subject of flight clearance.
1.3.1.5.2 An IFR flight operating in level cruising flight outside of controlled airspace shall be flown at a cruising level appropriate to its track as specified in the table of cruising levels in para. ENR 1.7.4.
1.3.1.6 The lowest useable flight level

The lowest useable flight level within BRATISLAVA FIR is the transition level (see para. ENR 1.7.2.1.2).