My first CFI at some point went into a bit of a rant about a CFI at another flying business that had the private pilot student during the hood time to fly via VOR navigation. He thought that was totally out of line, as one only needs enough training under the hood to basically get turned around and out of the IMC they got in to. He said it was crazy that the CFI was having the student pilot do VOR navigation while under the hood. Is he right? I ask, as I am now taking lessons with the CFI he was mocking. So, does the hood time really involve just having the pilot get turned around out of IMC, or does it involve more, such as what this other CFI has one do, and use VOR navigation during IMC?