TimTaylor wrote:3Dreaming wrote:TimTaylor wrote:I guess I am misusing the term "certified for instrument flight." For me, regardless of how others might interpret this, I will never file an IFR flight plan or accept an IFR clearance in an airplane the is not fully equipped, current, and legal to fly IFR in IMC conditions. Another reason I will not do this is I am not IFR current or legal because my medical has expired, I don't intend to renew it, and I don't qualify for Basic Med.
The conversation is about the fact that it is legal to do so in VMC with a airplane that is fully equipped, current and legal to fly IFR, even though it is prohibited from flight in IMC. The FAA says it is, so it must be.
Yes, if it is an instrument training flight.
The original reason for the order was examiners were of your same opinion that the airplane had to be approved for IMC to be usable for IFR training or the instrument checkride. The FAA said they were wrong.