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Was completing my IACRA "paperwork" and came across an inconsistency in my logbook. I've tracked it down to my entries involving the ground trainer.

 

You obviously would enter your ground trainer time under "GROUND TRAINER" in your logbook. But, should it also be included in "TYPE OF PILOTING TIME:DUAL RECEIVED" and added into the "TOTAL DURATION OF FLIGHT" totals?

 

I tend to think it should not count... since the sim is pretty rotten at simulating the real feel of flight... but you never know.

 

Of course I did it one way on one page, and a different way on another. So, no matter what the answer, I've got some whiteout editing coming.

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Was completing my IACRA "paperwork" and came across an inconsistency in my logbook. I've tracked it down to my entries involving the ground trainer.

 

You obviously would enter your ground trainer time under "GROUND TRAINER" in your logbook. But, should it also be included in "TYPE OF PILOTING TIME:DUAL RECEIVED" and added into the "TOTAL DURATION OF FLIGHT" totals?

 

I tend to think it should not count... since the sim is pretty rotten at simulating the real feel of flight... but you never know.

 

Of course I did it one way on one page, and a different way on another. So, no matter what the answer, I've got some whiteout editing coming.

 

Should be loggeg as ground trainer only.

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Yeah my CFI has been putting my simulator time as ground and dual in my logbook. I guess I have some editing to do as well.

 

 

Welllllllllllll.....FAR's do allow for a certain amount of sim time to be used to meet the requirements for flight times towards a certificate...for the purposes of tracking that time you need towards meeting a certificate requirement I think you should show it as dual and sim time. Separately I would track PIC time and sim time would not be a part of it...

 

Comments ? (Yeah, like I'm not going to get any !)

 

Goldy

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When I first began training I used a Frasca ground trainer for some basic VFR stuff and never logged it. When I began using it for simulated IFR I logged it in the dual received and ground trainer columns because I intended to use 20 hrs. towards my 40 hr. requirement for the instrument rating per the FAR's. Of course I did this based only on the fact that this was how my instructor told me to do it. He also mentioned that it would be good to have it logged because a certain amount of ground trainer time could go towards ATP requirements down the road.

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