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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 club student, or an unaffiliated and current pilot friend. Your CFII should not have a problem with that. Instruction (and the cost of it) is about you, not ...


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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) Instrument rating. No person may act as pilot in command of a civil aircraft under IFR or in weather conditions less than the minimums prescribed for VFR flight ...


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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) require an instrument rating to provide instrument training (see this question), and what instrument training requires a CFII in the first place (see this ...


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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 profile is given in terms of height above sea level so you wouldn't be able to conduct the approach with QFE set. Edit: The SACAA charts do show height of the ...


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An instructor need not be a CFII to provide training for an additional class rating to an existing instrument pilot with a category rating under which the additional class falls. If a customer already holds a commercial airplane certificate with a single engine class rating and instrument airplane rating, an instructor does not need to hold a CFII to provide ...


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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 aircraft you train. What is important is the quality of the training, ground and flight. If you think about it, I am quite sure you can find better ways of ...


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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 PIC for the flight, you could even be the sole manipulator of the controls in IMC + IFR, although that gets into the questions about logging PIC vs acting as PIC, ...


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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 your foreign license current then you can't fly on your FAA foreign-based certificate. To get rid of your foreign-based certificate, you can either do a regular ...


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This was just published in CAP1855 from the CAA a few days ago, which may answer your question: Instrument Rating validity, revalidation and renewal for aeroplanes and helicopters To revalidate, you must hold a valid relevant class or type rating, unless the IR revalidation is combined with the renewal of the relevant class or type rating; no “empty” IR to ...


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