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

CERTIFICATE

PRIVATE WITH INSTRUMENT RATING

17

YEARS OF AGE

3RD CLASS

FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

ENGLISH

READ, SPEAK, WRITE, & UNDERSTAND

What Will We Cover?

Ground Knowledge:

Weather & Alternates
Risk Management
Personal Minimums
TFR’s
Special Use Airspace
Holds and Entries
Approach Plates
STARS
SID’s/DP’s/ODP’s
System Failures
Missed Approach Procedures
Abnormal Procedures
XC Flight Planning
Chart Symbology
Airspace
Flight Instruments
Runway Lighting

Flight Experience:

Aircraft Systems Knowledge
Aircraft Control Skills
Aeronautical Decision Making
Instrument Scan
Flight Management
Cockpit Organization
Weather Analysis/Anticipation
Holds
Approaches (Precision, NonPrecision, Circling, Missed Approach)
Partial Panel Approach and Flight
Radial Tracking
Diversion
Unusual Attitudes

TRAINING BREAKDOWN

Ground Review

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. 

Flight Training

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.

Instructor Endorsement

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

ADVANCED FLEET

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.

PASSIONATE INSTRUCTORS

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.

AVIATION COMMUNITY

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.

FAQ

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.

General Information

HOURS:

Monday - Friday | 8AM - 5PM

Saturday | 9AM - 4PM

Sunday | 9AM - 3PM

* Hours are subject change.

PHONE:

802.863.5988

EMAIL :

office@flyvfa.org

LOCATION:

355 Valley Road
South Burlington, VT 05403

Vermont Flight Academy