In a recent final rule, effective July 27, 2018 will allow for expanded use of Aviation Training Devices (ATD). Key changes to the new rule that affect ATDs are, adding a definition in part 61.1, removing the requirement for an instructor to be present when logging instrument recency of experience requirements, and for six months to accomplish the IFR recency of experience requirements with an ATD, rather than only two months that current regulation requires. This expansion of usage is great news for current ATD owners and operators, and will help lower training costs for pilots at wide ranging skill levels. If you need a copy of your ELITE ATD’s FAA Approval Letter, please visit support.flyelite.com.
For more information about the recent final rule: Federal Register