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Hello fellow pilots, Can a flying instructor credit instruction hours given in a ground trainer for ATP? If so, what amount? Thanks! Pipa

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Mar 26, 2015

    No, you cannot use hours of training given toward the ATP. 61.159(a)(6) limits you to no more than 100 hours of credit for training received in a flight simulator or flight training device.

    61.51(e) does allow you to log PIC time while conducting instruction in an aircraft.

    Part 1 defines “flight time” and the definition does not include time acquired in a FS, FTD or ATD.

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