Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1800 times:
Hey, I just wondering what the chances of getting a job in the UK as a pilot with an IMC in lieu of an IFR. I would love to work for Loganair in particular, who operate only domestic routes. Do airlines hire with an IMC? Or is an IFR required? On the Loganair website is just says 'appropriate CAA/JAA CPL'. No mention of the Instrument requirements. Also, what are the requirements of the GenAv industry?
ANy help would be much appreciated.
Elcapi1980 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1793 times:
I am kind of confused here, you need to be IFR rated to be in IMC condition, or is there an IMC rated in Europe? because can can easily be in IFR flight with VMC conditions and you still need the rating.
CarbHeatIn From Ireland, joined Jun 2004, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1758 times:
The IMC rating was introduced by the CAA to allow VFR pilots operate more confidently and safely in common UK weather conditions. (Marginal VFR or borderline/temporary IFR conditions). To operate for a commercial airline such as Loganair (ie file an IFR flight plan) an applicant needs CPL/IR.