In 2013 the CAA along with all the aviation associations successfully campaigned for the EASA Aircrew regulation to include provision for IMC ratings on EASA licences until 8 April 2019.
As a result the CAA has continued to issue IMC ratings, endorsed as 'Instrument Rating (Restricted)', on EASA licences. They now need to submit a safety report to the European Commission on the rating by 8 April 2017 as part of the case to allow them to continue to issue the rating.
It is intended to present the case that the IMC rating is of positive safety benefit for UK GA, but the CAA urgently needs your feedback to better understand how the rating is used and establish the numbers of training organisations that currently provide the rating.
We would be grateful if you could complete a short online survey by 19 March to provide the evidence neded.
Please follow this link and complete the survey: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IMC_rating
1st March 2017