Instrument Proficiency Check

Keep your IFR current

Instrument Proficiency Check

In order to act as Pilot in Command for a flight under IFR conditions you must maintain instrument currency. The FAA requires IFR pilots to conduct and log a minimum of six (6) Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) every six months.

To maintain currency a pilot must have performed and logged the following tasks within the preceding six calendar months.

  • Six instrument approaches
  • Holding procedures and tasks
  • Intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems

If at the end of the six months you are not current, you have a sixth month grace period to regain currency by flying the above requirements with:

  • A safety pilot (in VFR conditions with an IFR training device)
  • A certified flight instructor (CFI)
  • A certified instrument flight instructor (CFII)

If your currency has lapsed, then you must complete an Instrument Proficiency Check with a CFII.

You may schedule time at Sterling in our aircraft and/or simulator to meet these requirements.  

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