FAA Training & Recency
Waterford Aero Club can facilitate FAA Flight Reviews (previously know as BFRs) and Instrument Proficiency Checks using our Cessna 172 aircraft.
FAA Flight Reviews
In order to keep your FAA licence valid, you must complete a flight review every 24 calendar months with an authorized instructor. The FAA issue guidance to pilots on the content of a flight review and advises that the review shall consist of a minimum of one hour of ground and one hour of flight time.
The flight review is as much a training opportunity as it is a license validation exercise. If you hold an EASA FCL licence the flight review will also count as your mandated hour with an instructor for SEP revalidation. If you choose to join Waterford Aero Club, not only will you avail of discounted rates for FAA recency checks and training, but you can also combine the new member checkout with the flight review.
Instrument Proficiency Checks (IPCs)
To remain instrument current, the FAA requires that within the preceding 6 calendar months you perform and log at least six instrument approaches, one hold plus intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems.
A further six month “grace period” is allowed where the above tasks can be completed in VMC with a safety pilot. After this six-month period the only option to become instrument current is to complete an Instrument Proficiency Check.
If it has been a while since your last flight and are concerned about “passing” a flight review or IPC, or simply would like some additional flight time with an instructor, please get in touch and we can discuss how to get you back flying again!