dstclair wrote:Without a doubt the FARs are less than clear on the subject but, to be honest, this is true in many areas. It's true that 61.315 doesn't explicitly allow SVR but on the other hand it doesn't prohibit, either. I interpret 61.325 to specifically allow SVR in Class B, C and D:
(c) Applicable flight rules of part 91 of this chapter for operations in Class B, C, and D airspace and air traffic control clearances.
SVR is an air traffic control clearance. Case closed?
SP would need SVFR to land VFR in class E surface airport area w/o control tower with 3mi+ vis and < 1000' ceiling clear of clouds. And SP doesn't need endorsements to operate in class E airspace.
SVFR is special VFR. It is not an IFR flight and doesn't require IFR ratings or clearances. "Clearance" for SVFR is needed to help separation between IFR flights and SVFR flights in these conditions when "see and avoid" is problematic for VFR pilot. Essentialy clearance to SVFR would imply abscence of IFR clearances to land while active SVFR is in effect.