Questions tagged [imc]

Instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) are the weather conditions that require to fly primarily by reference to instruments, under instrument flight rules (IFR).

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What was wrong with my answers to how to deal with low volt annunciator, and icing, both in IMC/IFR?

I have questions for emergency situation in IMC. I was asked about low volt or icing condition IMC from my school's checker. The checker said "if you see low volt annunciator on PFD how can you deal ...
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Can I add ratings to a NNPL?

I have been speaking to a couple of local flying schools. Originally, I was going to train on a Piper Tomahawk to obtain an LAPL. But after explaining to one of them my goals, (just flying for fun, no ...
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If unexpectedly in IMC, does it help to climb into clouds to get on radar?

I gather that in the flatlands, probably not. But here is a tragic accident where a VFR-only pilot attempted to navigate steep mountain passes in Utah (Evanston, Wyoming west to Coalville, Utah, and ...
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Is it a literal hood that's used to simulate IMC?

I know this is a basic question, but a lot of Q&As on here talk about being "under the hood" to simulate IMC. My question is, is this a literal hood? Can someone please explain what this actually ...
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How is an ILS approach conducted when following a heavy aircraft?

I'm following a much heavier aircraft on an ILS approach to a large airport. Ideally I'd like to stay a bit above the glide path and land late, both to avoid the turbulence and also get off the ...
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How can a non-IFR rated pilot fly SVFR?

Carrying on from "Why does flying IFR require a rating?" How can a non-IFR rated pilot file and fly SVFR without visual contact with the horizon? For the U.S., Wikipedia says 1 mile visibility is the ...
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Is it possible to perform a spin recovery in IMC?

In other words, after some training, is it possible to recovery a spin solely by relying on instruments? If using a vacuum-pump traditional attitude indicator, I assume the answer is no, since there ...
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Is skydiving in IMC (through clouds) legal and safe?

(1) What are the legal considerations for skydiving into clouds? I see many skydivers did fall into and out clouds in online videos. However, the clouds are mostly scattered or thin-layered. How about ...
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Can spatial disorientation in low visibility situations lead a pilot to fly upside down?

In this comment it's mentioned that pilots in instrument conditions may wind up in a situation where they're inverted due to spatial disorientation, and be completely unaware of it until they fly out ...
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How can pilots fly inside a cloud?

I heard that sometime an aircraft fly inside a cloud, and I'm wondering how that works - how clearly can the pilot see while inside the cloud? What if a cloud is "too large"? (Is there a maximum size ...
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Can a plane be IFR certified, but not allowed in IMC?

The Evektor Harmony LSA & RV-12 SLSA have all the necessary equipment to be certified for IFR flight, except the only engines allowed for purchase are the Rotax 912 ULS & iS. These engines are ...
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Can a Cessna 162 Skycatcher be flown IFR in IMC?

This question is similar to these questions: Are there any LSA aircraft that can be flown IFR in IMC? What are the FAA requirements for an aircraft to be IFR certified? Unfortunately I couldn't find ...