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Level of ftd to log hours

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My local cap squadron has a computer with a yoke and rudder pedals and some panel controls. I'd like to do training with a cadet that wants to get their private. What level ftd do I need to have to log hours for this kid? I know some of the designations for ftds have changed. My old flight school was using some ftds and halfway through the year the fsdo said we couldn't use those anymore. How do I certify this computer? I could only find a 5 year old aopa article on this.

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    Kris Kortokrax on Jun 03, 2016

    See the Holmes interpretation.

    http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/agc/pol_adjudication/agc200/interpretations/data/interps/2014/holmes%20-%20(2014)%20legal%20interpretation.pdf

    The device you describe sounds like a PCATD. In order to use it to log time towards a certificate, it would need an approval letter from the FAA. The letter would spell out exactly which requirements it might be used to meet. I wouldn’t hold out much hope of being able to use it, unless it might qualify as a BATD.

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  2. Nascr1Arrival on Jun 03, 2016

    That perfectly answers my question. Thank you.

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