Instrument Proficiency Check
Staying Safe & Proficient
14 CFR 61.57 requires a minimum of six instrument approaches, holding procedures and tasks, and intercepting and tracking electronic courses every six months to remain current for your instrument rating. However, The FAA gives pilots a six month grace period if they are unable to meet the minimum currency requirements for their instrument rating in the first six months. If, however, you fail to meet these requirements within one year, you are required to undergo an instrument proficiency check.
The instrument proficiency check is almost like a checkride for your instrument rating. It verifies that you are still proficient, safe, and knowledgeable on the aircraft systems and operation in the IFR system. The instrument proficiency check requires both ground and flight instructions by certificated flight instrument instructor.
Time For Completion & Cost
My instrument proficiency checks give each client an overview have operations under IFR, and work with each client to verify that they are both proficient and safe in the operation of their aircraft under instrument conditions. An instrument proficiency check can range from anywhere between one to five hours, and multiple flight sessions. Considering that operations under IFR require greater precision and a heightened degree of awareness, the instrument proficiency check is a critical component for ensuring aviation safety. And the best part: you cannot fail an instrument proficiency check. Like a flight review, an instrument proficiency check can only be completed. If during any one of the flight sessions your performance is below ACS standards, the session will simply be logged as dual instruction, and I will continue to work with you until you become proficient. I charge $100/hr for both ground and flight instruction related to the instrument proficiency check.SCHEDULE YOUR IPC TODAY