When training in a simulator, always obtain an instructors signature to validate the logbook’s entries unless independently completing instrument currency.
Never log experience in the “flight time”category.
AndWhile some LOA’s allow for the use of simulator experience in “Total Time” to credit towards certification, it is generally not recommended to count this time in this way.
Simply add applicable times when completing the FAA 8710 to avoid errors and possible confusion.
Create a new column in your logbook for ATD.
If using ForeFlight, be sure to select the simulators category during each entry that way totals are reflected correctly.
When completing entries, never put a tail number or departure/arrival airport.Night time should never be logged in a simulator and “simulated Instrument” should only be credited when using the simulators IMC features. The entry should also note the type of training conducted in the simulator session. Reference the LOA to ensure correct verbiage is used regarding the lessons activities.When logging, remember to consult the simulators LOA and retain it for your records. The Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) may request to see this at the start of your checkride.