Can a pilot log simulated instrument time with these conditions and what regs would justify this:

  1. VMC
  2. Safety pilot on board
  3. View limited device
  4. VFR-only aircraft
  5. Unapproved instrument navigation devices (ie. handheld NAV/COM)
  6. Location USA

Say the pilot had a copy of Foreflight and a handheld NAV/COM with ILS capability. Aircraft is has typical VFR 91.205 equipment.

  • $\begingroup$ You are practicing LOC & VOR approaches? Don't those usually require a 2nd instrument as well to determine location (distance) fixes, such as the IAF? $\endgroup$ – CrossRoads May 4 '18 at 18:50
  • $\begingroup$ I searched the airports around me at www.airnav.com, which also has links to FAA approach charts for each airport, and all needed two VORs, or VOR/DME, or LOC/VOR or LOC/DME. One VOR alone does not appear to be enough. $\endgroup$ – CrossRoads May 4 '18 at 18:58
  • $\begingroup$ There seem to be a few radios with that capability sportys.com/pilotshop/avionics-and-radios/aviation-radios.html Reception range might be reduced, or spotty, without an external antenna. You'd have to check on which had Marker Beacon reciever as well so you can tell how far down the approach you are. Have you done any searching at faa.gov/regulations_policies/faa_regulations under the 14 CFR Part 61 or part 91 sections yet for loggability? $\endgroup$ – CrossRoads May 4 '18 at 19:17
  • $\begingroup$ If you interpret "under simulated conditions" liberally, I think that would satisfy the letter of the regulation, though not the spirit. You wouldn’t even need a radio with ILS capability since you can use Foreflight to fly GPS, Localizer, and VOR approaches. $\endgroup$ – JScarry May 4 '18 at 19:27
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