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IMC - Rating, UK only

 

IMC - Rating, UK only

It entitles Pilots to fly in special conditions in the UK airspace. 

Privileges

  • May fly as pilot in command, in UK airspace only ‐ - out of sight of the surface - in a control zone on a special VFR clearance,
  • with a flight visibility less than 10km but not less than 3 km. -
  • in IMC, when outside controlled airspace -
  • during take ‐ off and landing with a flight visibility, below cloud, of at least 1800 metres.
 
 

The Training include;

Theoretical Training

 cover: 

  • Physiological Factors 
  • Flight Instruments 
  • Aeronautical Information Service 
  • Flight Planning 
  • Privileges of the IMC Rating

The theoretical study can be done by self-study back home.

But we suggest in any case some ground school for the IMC and for the preparation for the written exams.

Suggested Reading

  •  Trevor Thom (Air Pilot’s Manual, Vol 5) - or
    Jeremy
    Pratt (The IMC Rating Q&A Simplifier)

Flight Training

  • 15 hours dual instrument flying training of which up to 2 hours may be in an approved simulator 

Not less than 10 of the 15 hours must be flown by sole reference to instruments (simulated, using a hood or fogless or actual)

Details and Requirements


Requirements to start the IMC training

  • Holding a valid PPL with an SEP
  • 25 hours experience as an airplane pilot since date of application for their PPL (A) 
  • The 25 hours must include 10 hours PIC of which 5 hours must be cross country flights 
  • A Flight Radiotelephony Operators License (FRTOL)

IMC rating course flying (15 hours) may be included in the 25 hours experience 


Time frame

the training can be done in about one week.

Exams

we have the examiner for the IMC with us in Jerez

 
EASA flight training Academy
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We are certified by:

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EASA
 
 
 
ACG
 
 

and with

  • LBA- Germany
  • Batzl- Switzerland
  • Spain


 
 

and with the CAA of: 

France, Belguim, Portugal, Noway, Finland, Sweden, Italien... and more...

to conduct Skill Test  and LPC