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I have a question regarding this requirement as I work on my IFR SEL rating:
Forty hours of actual or simulated instrument time in the areas of operation listed in paragraph (c) of this section, of which 15 hours must have been received from an authorized instructor who holds an instrument-airplane rating, and the instrument time includes [...]
The question is, if 15 hours of the 40 hours is required to be with an authorized instrument rated instructor, then how do you gain the other 25 hours of the required 40 hours? Wouldn’t all 40 hours have to be with an instrument rated certified instructor?