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Instrument time from Private PIlot training…

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Instrument Rating, part 61 requires - 15 hours of instruction and 40 hours of instrument time.

During the course of my PPL training I had the 3 hours of instrument training. I did this under the hood and with a CFII.

Question - Can I count this time towards my instrument rating in either (instruction or hoodtime) category?


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    Wes Beard on May 03, 2013

    The time counts for the 40hrs of actual or simulated instrument time. Those three hours from the private pilot course could have been with a CFI or a CFII.

    The reason it does not count toward the 15 hours of instrument training with a CFII is the private pilot hood time is classified as “flight by reference to instruments” and it is different that “instrument training” time… at least from a regulation standpoint

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