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What specific hazard is the practice of identifying an ILS LOC by Morse code trying to prevent?

Well, one reason would be that apparently when maintenance crews work on a VOR for signal calibration etc. they may take down the Morse code identification but still leave the signal alive while ...
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Can a missed approach be used to satisfy the requirements for the long cross country as part of an instrument rating?

Have you satisfied §61.65(d)(2)(ii)? Yes. I also looked to see that you made a landing at an airport beyond 50NM from the original point of departure. It sounds like you did so it is a cross country ...
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What is the role of a CFI (not CFII) as safety pilot for hood time?

The bottom line is that it is up to you. It would be very beneficial to get as much simulated IFR time as possible. It does not matter if it is with your school CFII, a school student, the club CFI, a ...
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Are ILS approaches taught as part of instrument rating?

In the US, almost all instrument students learn how to fly an ILS CAT I because that's what's installed in most aircraft. You could get an instrument rating by using an LPV approach instead, though. ...
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Are ILS approaches taught as part of instrument rating?

What exactly your training (and checkride) includes will be dictated by what the plane you’re using is equipped for. These days, that typically means ILS/LOC (Cat I only), VOR/DME and RNAV. Some ...
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For purposes of the FAA instrument written, which system becomes primary for pitch following an AHRS failure?

The AHRS is the Attitude and Heading Reference System. It is synonymous to the Gyroscopic systems of a steam gauge aircraft. The ADC or Air Data Computer is synonymous to the pitot-static system in a ...
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Can a non-IFR rated pilot accept an IFR clearance, provided the operation occurs in VMC only?

Operating as PIC under IFR always requires an instrument rating and currency, regardless of flight conditions. 14 CFR 61.3(e) requires the rating, and there's no exception for VFR conditions: (e) ...
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What are the books that a must read when starting instrument rating?

The FAA Instrument Flying Handbook (FAA H 8083-15) and FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA H 8083-16) are great resources for Instrument flying.
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What specific hazard is the practice of identifying an ILS LOC by Morse code trying to prevent?

Identification serves three purposes, to check that the transmitter is actually on you have tuned the correct frequency, and are picking correct signal the navaid is serviceable modern avionics are ...
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Can a missed approach be used to satisfy the requirements for the long cross country as part of an instrument rating?

Based on the information in the FAA's "InFO15012" document, dated 9/8/15 and Titled "Subject: Logging Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP)," it appears that under the ...
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Can I log simulated IMC time in a simulator without a CFII?

Yes, you need an instructor. 14 CFR 61.65(i) (emphasis mine): Use of an aviation training device. A maximum of 10 hours of instrument time received in a basic aviation training device or a maximum ...
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What are the books that a must read when starting instrument rating?

The best book on aviation weather for the commercial/IFR/ATP pilot I've ever read is the textbook published for Royal Canadian Air Force aircrew called the RCAF Weather Manual. Simple, clear, easy to ...
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Can a US pilot residing in the EU fly N-reg under IFR on a US PPL?

Long story short, European residents apparently require an EASA license to operate a foreign aircraft, even if they also hold a foreign license from the country the aircraft is registered in. ...
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Must a CFII be instrument current to provide instrument training?

The requirements for providing instrument instruction are in 14 CFR 61.195(c) and they don't mention currency at all. There are also various FAA legal interpretations on whether or not CFIs (not CFIIs)...
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Are ILS approaches taught as part of instrument rating?

Generally, ILS (Cat 1) approaches are taught in the course of meeting (U.S.) FAR Part 61.65 required instrument approach flight proficiency (training) requirements. However, the Airman Certification ...
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Can I log Simulated Instrument time with a safety pilot if I need an Instrument Proficiency Check?

There is nothing stopping any pilot from shooting a VFR practice approach under the hood with a qualified safety pilot. And if you do it properly (hood on until minimums), you can log it. However, if ...
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Hood time with an autopilot

Yes, you can log the time as both PIC and simulated instrument. The Murphy interpretation discusses this: The FAA considers a pilot's use and management of the autopilot to be the equivalent of ...
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Which sub-scale setting may a pilot use on an instrument approach in South Africa--QFE or QNH?

I have never been given a QFE to conduct an instrument approach in S.A. It does happen in some countries but then everyone has to use it. If you look on an approach chart you will see the vertical ...
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Is a CFII required in order for a flight Instructor to provide training for added class ratings?

My OPINION on this whole thing, which is just one guy's opinion: An instructor need not be a CFII to provide training for an additional class rating to an existing instrument pilot with a category ...
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Advantages to doing an initial instrument rating training in a Cirrus over a conventional aircraft?

There aren't any. Unless you are planning on purchasing a Cirrus, you'd just be burning money for no good reason by training in that. An instrument rating is an instrument rating regardless on what ...
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Are ILS approaches taught as part of instrument rating?

Yes, for my Pat 61, FAA issued, Private Pilots License based, Instrument Rating, ILS's were a routine part of the training, we only flew CAT I since we were flying a Piper Archer and not equipped for ...
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Can I get an FAA instrument rating if I hold a private certificate based on a foreign license?

Short answer: yes. I got an FAA IR while holding a foreign-based private license and medical (South African in my case). The information in this question might be helpful too.
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Part 65.61.d.2 IFR Requirements

If you're under the hood in VMC + VFR, you could have an appropriately rated pilot (i.e. PPL) in the other seat as the safety pilot. If the other pilot is instrument rated (but not a CFII) + is the ...
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Do I need to keep my foreign based PPL after passing an FAA instrument checkride?

Adding an instrument rating doesn't change the fact that your FAA private certificate is foreign-based. The IR is an add-on to a pilot certificate, it isn't a certificate itself. If you don't keep ...
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Are ILS approaches taught as part of instrument rating?

In Europe approaches below CAT I are considered as "low visibility operations" (LVO). Each operator (airline) has to apply for the authorization to perform LVO from their CAA. They need to ...
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Can a private pilot legally act as a safety pilot for an instrument student performing approaches under the hood?

The safety pilot must possess a private pilot certificate with category and class ratings appropriate to the aircraft being flown 91.109(c)(1)(i) (c) No person may operate a civil aircraft in ...
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Can an instructor with an Instrument Airplane Instructor rating instruct for PPL?

Your dad cannot provide any flight training without a category and class on his flight instructor certificate. He will need to take a practical test to add the category and class onto his flight ...
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Calendar months "preceding month" vs "before date"?

The way I read these two statements. 61.39(a)(6)(i) - Has received and logged training time within 2 calendar months preceding the month of application in preparation for the practical test; This ...
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What specific hazard is the practice of identifying an ILS LOC by Morse code trying to prevent?

The audio feature of VOR and ILS is a remnant of the 1950s. Back then, radio receivers had only an analog tuning knob for frequency selection, as can be seen on the Narco VHT-2 Superhomer depicted ...
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What specific hazard is the practice of identifying an ILS LOC by Morse code trying to prevent?

A VOR's signal is, conceptually speaking, pretty simple. It has no authentication or error-checking features beyond the Morse Code identifier. Thus, it's entirely possible for another transmitter to ...
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