Got some time “under the hood” as they call it. Basically you fly around with these crazy safety glasses that block your vision so you can’t see much of anything except the instruments. The idea is that even as a VFR pilot, you need to be able to deal with inadvertent flight into IFR conditions – ie into a cloud where there are no outside references for your speed or attitude.
After we were done I overheard my instructor say to another IP that I was going to make a pretty good instrument pilot. I think that is because I’m very detail-oriented. As he put it in a briefing last week “meticulous” or as another fellow pilot who is keeping tabs on me said, “anal”