QSD wrote:I do wonder what the S in EASA is supposed to mean. How can it be safer to be 1,000 ft from cloud but only 500 ft from ground?
The rule's there because supposedly VFR are responsible for their own separation from other traffic in Class D, and there could be an aircraft descending out of the cloud. In the UK we don't operate Class D like that so it's a nonsense rule for us, but that's the way it is. Something we could be given back is to operate Class D as it should be.
AlanM wrote:Has anyone who has flown in/out/transitted had any issues?
I've mentioned before about a friend of mine who was refused take off clearance, had to taxi back, shut down and spend an unscheduled night on the island in otherwise "good" (for the UK!) VFR conditions. I'm guessing he didn't know to request SVFR (to him it was good VFR conditions!) but wasn't offered it either.