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Old 9th Apr 2015, 12:25
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Capt On Heat - I take your point about being required to log sim time, and you are of course correct. I try to care, I really do. One should care about these things. So far, my "care" engine just won't run for more than a few seconds. Faulty ignition, no doubt.

(Rule 61.365 (3) is my emergency escape route towards lower ground, thanks to my employer's excellent & accessible electronic record system.)

On the other topic...

All logged hours are treated as the law requires, on the day that you are required to present said logbook or hours. What the hours counted for yesterday, or what they might count for tomorrow, is irrelevant.

When I present my logbook to CASA, I may have 7000 hours.
When, on that same day, I present it to the UK CAA (for example), I may have 6000 hours.
When I present my Logbook to CASA again, a day later, I may have 6500 hours.
This is entirely normal.

It was ever thus, because each country makes up its own rules as it goes along.

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Old 9th Apr 2015, 18:51
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Oktas8 is entirely correct with what he says.

It depends on which regulatory authority and depends on which way the wind is blowing that particular day.

My opinion is this.....if you're in an airline environment and using cat c or cat d sims....be safe and log your sim time.

It helps you keep a record and also allows you to provide a record of sim time if any regulatory authority or employer wants to know.

In an aviation environment where you use a full flight sim, the few hours you spend in a sim each year is only going to make a minuscule difference in your total time.

I imagine the only time it may raise a few eyebrows with any regulatory agencies or prospective employers is if you have....for example 2000hrs total time, and 500hrs of that is in the sim!!!!!

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Old 10th Apr 2015, 01:39
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Surely it depends on whether the pilot was wearing his or her pilot shoes and socks during the sim ride?
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Old 10th Apr 2015, 01:44
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It's quite simple folks:---

My logbook has numbers across the colums, you only add up the colums with numbers to calculate Grand Total hours......

Sim time, instrument time and instructing time ARE NOT included in Grand Total but are recorded for data collection etc.....

Besides, after 30 years when I finally retire 500 or 600 hours in the Sim over 25,000 hours ain't gunna matter either way is it....

Whatever way you do it just be open and honest with your perspective employer and make sure they are aware of the way you do it.
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