Training

January 2019 Issue

New FAA Reg Review: Sims Even More Useful

New FARs allow expanded use of Aviation Training Devices to meet IFR recency of experience requirements. This dcan be a big cost savings.

The reason this is a big deal for pilots is that (1) an ever-increasing number of flight schools, flying clubs and individuals own ATDs-prices start just north of $5000; and (2) previously there were restrictions on the use of ATDs for instrument currency that were onerous enough that pilots were not taking advantage of the fact that it was cheaper to stay current in a simulator than shelling out the bucks to do so in an airplane.

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