Part 61 allow for 2.5 hours of training in an ATD or FTD to be used as part of the 40 hours of flight time towards the private pilot certificate. (subject to the requirements I posted in my April 2015 blog) Some private pilot applicants have used this ATD/FTD time to be counted as part of the required 3 hours of instrument time. Unfortunately, this isn't allowable.
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Thanks Chris. This is very helpful information. As I mentioned before, I came across a number of varying opinions on aviation-related Internet forums. There doesn't seem to be an official opinion from the FAA (or at least one I can find). I'm going to assume for now that I'm good to go since there isn't a reg prohibiting the crediting of this time toward an additional rating.
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