David Wood wrote:Perhaps I'm being thick. But what crime(s) would such an investigation be hoping to uncover?
Not defending it, but the rumour goes that they wanted to prevent pilots not preparing properly for weather creating a problem by using this as an easy out (ie if the weather is Carp then go IFR from the get-go). UK/US would argue that indeed that's what a pop-up clearance is for
derekf wrote:1. Flying from France with an IR(R) and you don't want to file a Z
Why is that a problem? If you fly VFR while in French airspace and only switch once in UK airspace you'd be fine within your licence. And filing a Z is the simplest thing in the world (plus allows some good shortcuts). What am I missing?
derekf wrote:I said the way I remember it was if you're on an IFR flight plan why (Y) would you want to change
imperialsam wrote:Good question. Only because I've never had to file one before, and I'm not too sure what it would entail with regard to validation etc. And you can't file them from SkyDemon, so I'd have to find my AFPEx login details...
If you have the rating then flying on an IFR plan is really easy, please try it, and with IRR only class A is no-go. Go for the real thing, thats' what you trained for. Get someone who's flying IFR and talk you through the first plan you file; it's not hard but some nonintuitive parts, and please don't use AFPEx for this, something like RocketRoute/EuroFPL/Aerorouter is way easier.