Instrument Proficiency Check
An Instrument Proficienty Check is a full review of knowledge and procedures needed to fly an aircraft on an instrument flight plan and fly under instrument meteorological flight conditions.
Instrument Proficiency Check Requirements
CFI HOURLY RATE
AIRCRAFT HOURLY RATE
What Will We Cover?
Weather & Alternates
Special Use Airspace
Holds and Entries
Missed Approach Procedures
XC Flight Planning
Aircraft Systems Knowledge
Aircraft Control Skills
Aeronautical Decision Making
Approaches (Precision, NonPrecision, Circling, Missed Approach)
Partial Panel Approach and Flight
Your instructor will meet your needs and cover topics related to your experience, aircraft type, and recent experience. Upon completion of the ground portion of the proficiency check, you will be up to date on the latest regulations and advancements in flight instrumentation.
Your instructor will cover a variety of instrument procedures with you, ranging from instrument departures to instrument approaches partial panel. By the end of the flight, you will feel confident to safely operate your airplane in instrument conditions with a high degree of proficiency.
Once your instructor is satisfied with your knowledge, decision making, and flying skills, you will receive a logbook endorsement from your instructor and your instrument proficiency check will be complete.
THE VFA DIFFERENCE
With the largest and most advanced rental fleet in the state, VFA has the right aircraft for you. All of our aircraft are maintained to the highest standards by our in-house maintenance department.
VFA has a diverse group of passionate and knowledgeable instructors here to help you achieve your goals. No matter your learning style, we have the right instructor for you.
When you join us at VFA, you join a passionate community dedicated to furthering aviation education in Vermont. Every lesson you take at VFA helps to contribute to providing flights to underprivileged children in Vermont.
How do I know if I need an Instrument Proficiency Check?
You are Instrument Current if you have performed six instrument approaches, holding procedures and tasks, and intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems within the preceding 6 calendar months.
I have determined I am not Instrument current. How can I become Instrument current again?
If you have determined that you aren’t current, you have another 6 calendar months to complete 6 approaches, tracking and intercepting, and holding before you have to complete an Instrument Proficiency Check.
During this 6 month grace period, you cannot act as PIC under IFR or in conditions less than VFR.
You can complete an Instrument Proficiency Check with one of our CFIIs.
How long will my Instrument Proficiency Check take?
There is no minimum required amount of time for an Instrument Proficiency Check. A good rule of thumb is to plan for at least 90 minutes of ground time and at least 2 hours of flight time.
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