Al Marsh

New guidance for your IPC

November 10, 2008 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

Those of you with instrument ratings know what an IPC is, and those with VFR ratings are saying, “Huh?” Pilots with instrument ratings are required to stay proficient, or to take a test if they don’t. An IPC is that test, the instrument proficiency check to be exact. Here’s a guide from the FAA.¬† Take a look.

I also found an IPC Sporty’s video on YouTube that covers standard rate turns. For VFR pilots, that is the type of turn you want to make if you enter weather unexpectedly. Click here to go to YouTube.

Pilots working at AOPA are required to take an IPC every year, whether they maintain¬† proficiency or not. It’s a great idea for finding out what you don’t know.

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3 Responses to “New guidance for your IPC”

  1. neil sedotal Says:

    Can I have info on purchase price ? Very interested.

    Neil Sedotal

  2. Al Marsh Says:

    If you are talking about the FAA book it is at the link I posted and is free. If you are talking about the video, it gave training right on the Web but has now been classified “private” and can’t be seen. However, Sporty’s Pilot Shop and other large aviation supply houses have numerous products available to help you pass an IPC or get an instrument rating.

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