Can an instrument rated Pilot skip the instrument portion of the checkout?

An IFR rated Pilot may choose to skip Section 9 of the UPC if they choose to.

This voluntarily limits to the Pilot to flying only Visual Flight Rules (VFR) when renting with OpenAirplane. Without an instrument rating, being instrument current, and having completed section 9 of the UPC in the prior 12 months, a Pilot renting with OpenAirplane may not file or accept an instrument flight plan, or fly in conditions which are less than VMC.

And for the record, VFR-only Pilots are not required to complete section 9 during their checkout.


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