I am currently flying a Cessna 172M with a TruTrak Vision Autopilot installed under STC SA04231CH. Section 2.4 of the approved AFMS states:
This autopilot has not been evaluated by the FAA to meet the certification requirements for coupled instrument procedures, including coupled approaches. Therefore, these types of procedures are not authorized without further evaluation and approval.
The remark concerning "coupled approaches" is clear. However, does "coupled instrument procedures" remark mean that the autopilot is essentially a 'VFR operations only" system? My IRA check ride is coming up soon and I'm trying to understand what I can and cannot use the autopilot for, and therefore what I can be tested on.
Thank you for any comments.