FlarePath wrote:Who defines the ceiling legaly, pilot , ATC or Met Office?
Good question, I don't know.
A pilot is responsible for complying with flight rules, that I know. Whether it is on ATC to make VFR unavailable if the weather report is below a certain point, who knows? The report is at the airport, not the rest of the zone, and it could be up to 30 minutes old. Do we in the UK have the 'airport is IFR' declarations like you hear on French ATIS? It presumably means you can only depart or arrive IFR, but does it mean you cannot make a VFR transit of the zone?
Hand up with a confession here - I have never bothered much with the distance-from-cloud rules.
Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.