Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) or Instrument Current
The FAA requires an instrument rated pilot to fly a minimum of six instrument approaches within the previous six months before he or she can act as PIC under IFR. If the pilot is not in compliance, he or she has six more months (grace period) to fly the required approaches with a safety pilot under simulated IMC (actual IMC)or using an approved simulator device to remain current. If the pilot does not fly the six approaches after the second six month period, he or she must successfully complete an IPC before he or she can act as PIC under IFR.
If you need an IPC don't hesitate to contact me. Please see price below!
Proceeding 6 calendar months (grace period)
When logging approaches the are always cumulative. If flying 1 instrument approach creates a cumulative sum of 6 logged approaches in the past 6 calendar months, that's all you need to fly. You do not need to fly all 6 approaches during your grace period to regain currency if you've logged approaches in the past 6 months. While you can jump in the Aviation Training Device (ATD) an get one approach in, is recommended to book our AATD and practice a few approaches, as it takes a little to warm up to a new flying device.
Staying current using an ATD: With the new rule change from FAA, using an ATD to stay instrument current is lot easier. you can accomplish your: - Six instrument approaches - Holding procedures and tasks - Intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems
And you can stay current for another 6 calendar months with no instructor while using ATD.
While not having an instructor to stay instrument current is legal and acceptable. I recommend to use our AATD with a CFII, because if you practice the wrong instrument procedure there is no one pointing it out, and if you fly the same procedure in real-life you could run into problems.
Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC)150 EUROS (Done in owners airplane)
Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) In DA42450 EUROS (Done in my own DA42 airplane)