Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC)

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What's an IPC?

To maintain instrument currency, you need to log six instrument approaches, conduct holding procedures, and intercept and track courses every six calendar months. These activities are essential for keeping pilots well prepared to navigate through instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) effectively. However, if you are unable to complete the requirements every six months and are past the grace period, then you need to complete an IPC in order to become current again.

At Sun City Aviation Academy, we offer a comprehensive Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) program tailored to help pilots meet these currency requirements and go beyond. Our IPC program focuses on honing pilots' instrument flying skills, including precision approaches, procedure turns, and holding patterns, all while ensuring they are well versed in the latest regulations and technologies. With our experienced instructors and state of the art equipment, pilots can confidently maintain their instrument currency.

What to Expect

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When you schedule an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) with Sun City Aviation Academy, you can expect a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of your instrument flying skills. The IPC typically includes both ground instruction and flight training to assess your knowledge and proficiency in various aspects of instrument flight. During the ground portion, you will review essential topics such as regulations, procedures, weather, and technology updates to ensure you are up to date and well prepared for instrument flying.

In the flight portion of the IPC, you will engage in a series of flight maneuvers and procedures designed to evaluate your instrument flying abilities. This will include approaches, holding patterns, intercepting and tracking courses, and recovery from unusual attitudes. Our experienced instructors will provide guidance, feedback, and instruction to help you enhance your skills and proficiency in instrument flying. At Sun City, we are committed to ensuring that you leave your IPC feeling confident and well prepared to navigate safely and effectively through challenging instrument meteorological conditions (IMC).

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