Easier access to an Instrument Rating (IR).
EASA have published Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2016-14 which aims to provide simpler, lighter and better rules for general aviation (GA) regarding flights under instrument flight rules (IFR).
During the 2014 EASA Safety Conference on General Aviation, the topic of ‘easier access of GA pilots to IFR flying’ was identified by the GA community, with IAOPA in the forefront, as a high-priority measure that will improve the safety and utility of GA flying.
Specifically, this NPA proposes a more proportionate set of requirements for GA pilots to gain an IFR flying qualification. This is one of the key initiatives for meeting the EASA and GA community’s objectives in this area.
The proposals are open for comment using the EASA Comment Response Tool (CRT) until 31 January 2017. You can access the CRT here.