I understand that I can log up to 2.5 hours in the Sim for the PPL so would it be possible to log simulated instrument in the sim to satisfy the 1.8 hours I have left of simulated instrument in the plane.
3 hours of flight training in a single-engine airplane on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments, including straight and level flight, constant airspeed climbs and descents, turns to a heading, recovery from unusual flight attitudes, radio communications, and the use of navigation systems/facilities and radar services appropriate to instrument flight;
I agree 100% here. Trying flying in IMC at night without actual instrument training. Talking about creepy.anic:Do it in the real thing... The instrument training for PPL is meant to save your life should you venture into IMC. The sim won't replicate the sensations that could lead to spatial disorientation so its value for training at this stage would be limited IMHO.
When you get spatially disoriented....your mind is telling you "Hey..the airplane is flying straight and level" but in reality the airplane is banking left/right and/or climbing or descending. Without reference to instruments...you'd be in deep doo.
For me it felt like I was in a 45 degree bank to the left while I was in fact straight and level.
You are wrong. I postedvthe reg above.you can use sim time to count towards the required 3 hours of instrument time for your ppl. however, the time in the sim does not count as total time towards your ppl license, only counts for the simulated instrument time. i think its only 2 or 2.5 though. some has to be done in the plane under the hood.