There is no IMC rating in Ireland so how can you oppose its abolition? Unless of course you mean the UK??Jim wrote:We believe there are a total of 7 Irish Airports included on the list.
Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Waterford, Knock, Galway and Weston.
This is only one of the 2 major contentions that we are opposing at the moment.
The 2nd is the abolition of the IMC Rating.
Fair enough Jim and its admirable that you are supporting pilots in another country.This basic 15 hour course has saved many lives during its existance and taught great skills to many a pilot, myself included
31% of AOPA Ireland members hold a UK License and this is why we have been asked by IAOPA to lend support against its proposed abolition
Actually i do know how many Irish pilots operate with a Uk licence,indeed i have been one myself before i transferred it over to my country of normal resisdence. The advent of the florida flight schools means a very large number of Irish pilots (ppl's and cpl's) have UK issued licences.Obviously, You do not realize how many Irish Pilots are operating on a UK License! Many of those have an IMC Rating on it.
Not entirely true. A UK PPL holder can't fly VFR "on top" in Ireland, as UK licences carry the restriction of "in sight of the surface".Having said that even if the said pilots have a IMC rating on their Uk licence they can't use it here at all
Granted the IMC rating removes condition of having to stay in sight of the surface at all times On a UK licence......but while operating/flying in the UK.Not entirely true. A UK PPL holder can't fly VFR "on top" in Ireland, as UK licences carry the restriction of "in sight of the surface".
This restriction is removed on an IMC holder's licence. Thus, a privelege that Irish licence holders have as standard requires the IMC rating on a UK licence.
I have to disagree. It's a JAA licence with JAA privileges, which allows VFR "on top". The UK CAA see fit to add an "in sight of the surface" restriction, which they further choose to remove if the holder obtains an IMCr. Removal of the restriction isn't country specific - the words are just removed from the page and further geographical restrictions are not imposed.Granted the IMC rating removes condition of having to stay in sight of the surface at all times On a UK licence......but while operating/flying in the UK.
To use the IMC rating to absolve a UK ppl from that restriction while flying in Ireland doesnt wash as Ireland along with all the other JAA/Easa states dont recognise the IMC rating. In efffect it doesnt exist outside of the UK.
AOPA is an International Association and supports GA issues in many countries.However as i said before, supporting your colleagues abroad is to be applauded but i fail to see how objecting to the removal of the UK IMC rating has any relevance to irish flying.??
willo wrote:Hi Jim
Any chance of an update on AOPA-Ireland.
It is being INTRODUCED on 1st January not implemented.Regarding this charge, do you have full list of 215 airports involved?
AS it is due to commence on Jan 1st, can you advise propals from each of seven Irish identified airports. Will they be charging, and if so, how much?
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