The regs state that to qualify for an instrument rating the person must have 50 hours PIC cross country, 15 hours dual and 40 hours simulated or actual IFR time. I have around 200 hours total well over 100 cross country.
I routinely fly from KMTH to KILM via KJAX and KSAV. The intermediate points are to keep from being 120 miles out over the ocean in a single engine plane. I always have flight following and ATC contact and direction. I do at times fly the GPS approach and LOC at ILM, and the RNAV approach at MTH, particularly at night.
1. Is any of this time acceptable for logging for my instrument rating?
2. Can any changes be made to make it acceptable towards my instrument rating?
That's a lot of time, hours and miles to go to waste if they cannot be counted.