How to decline visual approach in Pilot Talk Posted June 5 · Edited June 5 by Brin Brody Clarity 1 hour ago, Sean Harrison said: Would I not ask to cancel IFR before accepting a visual approach? Opening disclaimer: This is written for FAA-land. You absolutely could do this if your company policies allow it, but that's not always the case. Some real world company OPSPECs prevent crews from cancelling in the air, so they'll take a visual approach (under IFR) to the ground. I'd guess that some of the more "realistic" virtual airlines might have something similar built into their policies. There are also plenty situations in which it makes very little sense to cancel. For example, if I'm arriving into a Class B primary field (not necessarily a satellite, though this could be applicable there too), I have no reason to cancel my IFR clearance just to turn around and get clearance into the airspace as a VFR aircraft. It adds to my workload, and to that of the controllers, for no reason. (and, perish the thought, if I encounter IMC before reaching my destination, I've not left myself a legal way out of the situation) As always: If you're not sure, ask!