Actually, I think that hoods are prohibited (or at least discouraged) on PPC rides. They still might be used on ordinary IFR rides, but it is at the discretion of the examiner.AuxBatOn wrote:The limiting device is only required on the test, AFAIK. I don't think it has anything to do with logging simulated instruments.Cap'n P8 wrote:Well I believe (but no I'm not going to look for a reference) you have to have some sort of view limiting device. If you are flying in VMC and you can see the horizon then it isn't really flying by sole reference to the instruments. Who are we kidding anyways, Otto is probably flying!
That'd be nice that after take off, you examiner gives you your first system's malfunction : Otto can't do its job anymore
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Other Equipmentsakism wrote:They still might be used on ordinary IFR rides, but it is at the discretion of the examiner.
The candidate will supply the following publications and ancillary equipment:
(a) electronic data bases, enroute, terminal and approach charts for the area where the flight test is to
occur must be appropriate and current and, if the test is conducted in Canada, a current Canada Flight
(b) where the flight test is conducted in an aircraft, an effective means of excluding outside visual reference
to simulate instrument flight conditions, while maintaining a safe level of visibility for the examiner or
VFR and IFR is a flight rule, Day / Night is a flight condition, cross country / PIC is type of piloting. You may have any combination. Day VFR PIC X-Country, Night IFR SIC local, etc....As for logging XC flight time - did you use any approved navigation methods to reach a destination away from home? If you are shooting approaches at your local airport that's just plain IFR flight time. But fly to another airport and land, that becomes cross country time...well because you traveled "across country" to get somewhere!
VFR or IFR, same thing. You fly a KingAir 200 as PIC from Oshawa to Hamilton on an IFR flight plan on a CAVOK day at 1PM: you are recording time as Multi-Engine Day PIC Cross Country IFR with the approach and you're not under a hood. If you had to separate actual IMC as some above suggest then this pilot would have to separate time above and below class-A airspace? I doubt that.