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    I'm not a pilot nor do I know all that much about aviation, but from what I can glean from checking out the reports here, it looks like only 2 days in the last 6 months have had all flights come in under IFR.  It does look like about 20% to 25% of the flights do operate under IFR, but there is no indication whether it is required by weather or not.  A good number of jets use the field and there may be rules about jets having to use IFR - I don't know.

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    by lgrabowski on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 02:51:09 PM PST

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      IFR is mandatory for all flights above 18,000 feet.  Jets like to fly (way) above 18,000 because they get really lousy fuel economy at low altitudes.  And most airline flights are conducted under rules (called Part 121) that require IFR handling at all times.  So practically speaking, most jets are IFR most of the time.

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      by craiger on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 03:51:56 PM PST

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