Is the flight simulator logable?Yes, the flight simulator is classified as an AATD, and is logable. Credit towards a FAA rating is limited as outlined below. 2.5 Hrs for Private Pilot Rating 20 Hrs for Instrument Rating 50 Hrs for Commercial Pilot Rating
Do I need a CFII present to log the time in a flight simulator?Yes, except for one condition. If you hold an instrument rating and are within 12 months of your last 6 approaches (or IPC), then you can use the flight simulator solo to gain your instrument experience (i.e. 6 approaches, holds and VOR tracking) per FAR 61.57(c).