I am currently working as a CFI and in regard of logging XC time for the ATP certificate states.
Cross-country time means…
(A) Conducted by a [person]
(B) Conducted in an [aircraft]
(C) That includes a landing at a point other than the point of [departure]
(D) That involves the use of dead reckoning, [pilotage]
(vi) For the purpose of meeting the [aeronautical experience]
(A) Conducted in an appropriate [aircraft]
(B) That is at least a straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of [departure]
(C) That involves the use of dead reckoning, [pilotage]
So, my question here is when interviewing for the regionals I have heard some instructors use the regulation for military pilots, listed below.
Under FAR 61.1(b)(vii), a military pilot qualifying for a commercial pilot certificate may count any flight that is at least a straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the original point of departure toward their cross country time requirements.
This regulation provides an exception for military pilots to log cross country time towards a commercial certificate as an ATP candidate would, without a landing requirement separate of the point of departure. (Straight from bold method)
Sorry to reiterate but again my question here is do the regionals care to see XC time logged that does not include a point of landing of over 50 NM, but in the remarks section of the logbook stated, the town and distance of over 50NM from original point of departure.
An example of this could be KPIA-KPIA, then in the remarks include a town or Navaid that is over 50NM (straight line) that I have flown over.