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A series of predetermined maneuvers prescribed for aircraft
(often in formation) for entry into the visual flight rules (VFR)
traffic pattern and to proceed to a landing. An overhead maneuver
is not an instrument flight rules (IFR) approach procedure. An
aircraft executing an overhead maneuver is considered VFR and the
IFR flight plan is cancelled when the aircraft reaches the "initial
point" on the initial approach portion of the maneuver.