sevenair
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UK Pilots With IMC, Not IFR

Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:02 pm

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
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RE: UK Pilots With IMC, Not IFR

Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:08 pm

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.

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sevenair
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RE: UK Pilots With IMC, Not IFR

Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:14 pm

The IMC is only a UK license. But it requires much less flying experience, and costs about 1/5th of the IFR license
 
elcapi1980
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RE: UK Pilots With IMC, Not IFR

Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:32 pm

what is the difference and restrictions , can you explain?.........




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CarbHeatIn
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RE: UK Pilots With IMC, Not IFR

Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:46 pm

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.

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