NDB_hold wrote:A fair point, and I thought the same, but real IMC is rarely without any holes or clues as to up or down. In fact, I find wearing foggles for the IMCR test much harder than actual IMC.
When I did my IR admittedly ten years ago, screens were put up before taxi and a letterbox slot in front slid open to allow taxi and take-off.
(they've gone now, but even foggles/hood don't compare)
This was slot slammed shut at 400ft on the climb out and stayed closed till decision point at landing.
This pretty accurately simulated entering and leaving IMC:
The school knocked off 10 minutes off flight time for taxi/faff, the rest was true flight with sole reference to instruments.
It was bloody hard to start with but soon became natural.
I wouldn't have liked to receive a training/sign off that assumed there would always be the odd glimpse of ground vision in IMC and allowed sneaky peep in VMC.
Just my 2d worth.
I'm not being critical of the OP, er, well........ actually I am, but I hope in a constructive way: I've enjoyed his videos and rather like his dead pan style of commentary: Like he repeatedly avows, he's not and instructor and his videos are for entertainment purposes only: This they do very successfully IMHO.