I took my instrument rating checkride (with a real FAA guy) with a lot of
the flight in IMC.
"G. Sylvester" wrote in message
morning, it was still raining with a low ceiling. Since the checkride
to be flown in VFR conditions, we had to cancel and reschedule the
I'm fairly certain you can take the checkride in IMC. Of course it is
also up to the DPE. I'm sure you need VMC for the 'bad attitude' parts
but otherwise why not shoot approaches in IMC. If he doesn't
feel confident to pass you under the hood, do you think he's going to
sign you off solo?