780Pilot wrote: ↑Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Congrats. Ya thats what my instructor told me to do. I know a TC guy is telling me this but there is zero info about it in writing. SO annoying.
AIM 1.5 c) is up to interpretation and different inspectors will interpret it differently.
Basically it says 2 things :
Must be flown by sole reference to instruments
Can be accumulated IFR in IMC or IFR in VMC with hood
First, that means that you have to fly in IMC to log IF when on the line. Too bad if you get great weather the day you are booked on ! Oh and what about descending in clouds through icing 10 minutes earlier than needed so I can log .2 IF more? Stupid.
Another thing is if you fly VFR at night over a sparserly populated area, you really do need your instrumwnts to fly, can you log? My local TC inspector says yes because you fly with sole reference to instruments, half the flight time... but some do not... and why half?
Another thing... if I teach instrument flight to a PPL (5 hrs, remember), must I file an IFR and fly into IMC or give him the hood while I handle the procedures? TC inspector says no, he flies with sole reference to instruments so you can log, but remove .2 for ground time, even if I am in uncontrolled with less than 5 minutes start to airborne time.
And what about IFR training? You have to file IFR for 40 hrs of instrument flight time in order to get him that rating? And if you are VMC (so the instructor has no hood) the instructor can't log IF even he teaches IF. Ridicoulous. Even more when you know that the approaches flown while teaching count towards the 666, but technically not the flight time.
So many incoherances, but talk to your local TC guy... He'll tell you what he wants I guess