Long before the FAA updated the rules of BATD, AATD, FFS, and FTD, what were the rules for logging simulated instrument time in a synthetic trainer?
Specifically, this question came up, an older pilot had a few log book entries for simulated instrument in a Curtiss-Wright P.3 simulator and it was logged as "simulated instrument", "synthetic trainer" and "total flight time." Nowadays, you do NOT log instrument time in a simulator (unless its full motion) as "total fight time", but how was it logged back in 1994? This person's log book entries were logged by an instructor/simulator operator, and the entry was signed off by the instructor. I looked it up and the Curtiss-Wright P.3 was used by airlines to do instrument training, but I couldn't find anything on how that time was appropriately logged back in 1994.
I imagine back then it may have been appropriate to log it as flight time, but I can't find anything that old that says anything one way or the other.
UPDATE: I found AC 120-45A issued in 1992, which described Airplane Flight Training Device Qualifications. Section 14 of this AC said that Previously Approved Flight Training Devices are essentially grandfathered for 5 years from the date of that AC in 1992. So if the Curtis-Wright P.3 was previously approved as a flight training device then, it would be grandfathered. So, if anyone knows if the Curits-Wright P.3 was ever approved as a flight training devices, that would be helpful as well.