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61.57(d) does not stipulate a minimum time requirement for the IPC, a good rule of thumb is to plan at least 90 minutes of ground time and at least two hours of flight time for a solid evaluation of your instrument flying knowledge and skills. Depending  on your level of  instrument experience and currency, you may want to plan on two or more separate sessions to complete an IPC


Maui Aviators IPC

Based on FAA IPC Guide


 Step 1.  Study and Preparation
















  1. 61.57 Recency of experience

  2. 91.3 PIC responsibility and authority

  3. 91.103 Preflight actions

  4. AIM Midical facts for pilots

  5. 91.167 Fuel requiremts

  6. 91.171 Equipment check (VOR)

  7. 91.185 IFR two radio communications failure

  8. 91.187 Malfunction reports

  9. 91.205 Required instruments and equipment

  10. 91.207 ELT

  11. 91.209 Aircraft lights

  12. 91.213 Inoperative instruments and equipment

  13. 91.411 Altimerter and pitot-static system tests

  14. 91.413 ATC transponder tests

15.  91.123 ATC instructions

16.  91.169 IFR flight plan

17.  91.173 ATC clearance and flight plan

18.  91.175 TO and LDG in IFR

19.  91.177 Minimum IFR altitudes

20.  91.179 IFR cruising altitudes

21.  91.181 Course to be flown

22.  91.183 IFR two-way communications

23.  AIM 1 Navigation aids

24.  AIM 4 Air traffic control

25.  AIM 5 Air traffic proceedures

26.  AIM 6 Emergency prodedures

27.  AIM 5-6 National security and interception prodedures

  Cross-Country Flight Plan Assignment 


  1.     Plan and file a one way IFR flight to another airport

  2.     Review all elements required by 91.103

  3.     Rewiew appropriate instrument departure, arrival, enroute, and approach proceedures

  4.     Planning should be based on a standard weather briefing for the day of the discussion

Step 2  Ground Review

 Discuss the following topics for planned flight

  1.  Weather for arrival and departure airport

  2.  Required equipment for proposed flight

  3.  Discuss equipment failures, appropriate pilot response, required reports

  4.  Alternate requirments

  5. Approach lighting

  6. Holding proceedures

  7. Risk Management (PAVE checklist)

  8. Instrument departures, Obstacle Departure Procedures, Standard Instrument Departure Procedures



9.  Airways and Route Systems

10.  Loss of two way radio

11.  Loss of avionics /equipment

12.  Standard Terminal Arrival Procedures

13.  Instrument approach procedurs

14.  Missed approach procedures

Step 3 Flight Activities


  1. Depart on filed IFR flght plan

  2. Diversion scenario due to weather, or mechanical

  3. Choose an alternate

  4. Holding

  5. Precision approach

  6. Non precision approach

  7. Circling apprach

8.  Missed approach

9.  Loss of primary flight instruments

10. Unusual attitude recovery

Step 4  Post Flight Debriefing


  1. Replay the flight

  2. Reconstruct: what could have or should have been done differently

  3. Reflect: what did you learn, asses you performance,

  4. Were you within PTS standards

Step 5  Instrument Practice Plan


  1. Personal Minimums Checklist

  2. Instrument Proficiency Practice Plan

  3. Training plan

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