IN OUR CESSNA 172-TAA
Estimated flight time : 2 hours
Gound Instruction: 1.5 Hours
Flight simulation: 1 hoursTotal time involved: 6 hoursExperienced CFIIs
Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC)
Regulations for the flight review (14 CFR 61.56) require a minimum of one hour of ground training and one hour of flight training.
While 14 CFR 61.57(d) does not set a minimum time requirement for the IPC, plan at least 90 minutes of ground time and at minimum two hours of flight time for a proper evaluation of the pilot’s instrument flying knowledge & skills. Depending on the pilot’s level of instrument experience and currency, you may want to plan on two or more separate sessions to complete an IPC.
For pilots with little or no recent instrument flying experience, it is a good idea to schedule the simulator for additional training.
The regulations (14 CFR 61.57(d)) state that an IPC must include “a representative number of tasks required by the instrument rating practical test.” A thorough IPC should cover general operating and flight rules for IFR as set out in 14 CFR Part 91 and in the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM).
Bring the following:
You can download or bring printed copies of the hand books below:
Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8261-1A)Instrument Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-15)Aviation Weather and Weather ServicesFAR/AIMCharts Airport/Facility Directory (A/FD)Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH) or Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) for the aircraft to be used.