GrahamB wrote:It is legal to fly in Class G under IFR with no more than an altimeter, compass, chart and wristwatch.
So setting out the situation as follows:
- a permit aircraft, with a ILS, ADF and DME fitted, with the day/VFR limitation removed
- pilot undergoing revalidation has a valid IMC rating
- the entire flight conducted outside CAS, including two approaches (1 x ILS, 1 NDB), a hold (just for arguments sake) and upper air work
- the entire flight conducted in VMC
Genuine question - where in the regs does it say that the above isn't permitted? And without the day/VFR limitation removed?
The flight is required to be conducted under IFR. You can only fly IFR in an IFR certified aircraft. All the UK bollox about calling yourself IFR in Class G s just that, bollox. When you call yourself IFR in Class G it just means you are flying at IFR levels. However an aircraft flying under IFR in controlled airspace or conducting an IAP under IFR is required to comply with the IFR rules including complying with the aircraft certification for IFR flight.
Why does everyone of these discussions end up being a bar room pissing contest in pedantry?
The LAA worked very hard to get permit to fly aircraft accepted for IFR flight on a case by case basis. A permit aircraft is not permitted to file IFR unless it is in compliance with the IFR rules and certification. A permit to fly aircraft is restricted to Day/VFR. VFR= Visual Flight Rules.
It really cant be that difficult to understand can it?