NTCA IFR (Again?)

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NTCA IFR (Again?)

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:53 pm

Guys, I’m really struggling to make sense of the CAA’s position on IMC ATF in NTCA.
Is my understanding correct that
1) should I buy a NTCA (eg a Sling) second hand the ATF immediately becomes invalid and must be re-applied for?

2) the CAA will only issue an IF ATF to a pilot/owner who has already got an Instrument rating?

3) if 2 is correct, then I assume that buying a Sling with the view to obtaining my instrument rating on it(obviously with the IFR training with an appropriately qualified instructor aboard) would be a fruitless exercise and I’d be better off with an IF equipped TCA?

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Re: NTCA IFR (Again?)

Unread post by Induna » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:01 pm


as I have it:

1. If IFR ATF is required then all the instrumentation needs to be TSO'd, installed by a certified AMO and maintained by a certified AMO.
2. The ATF is for the aircraft, not the pilot...

It would be interesting to hear from others.
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