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IFR Recency and Currency - QT

Updated: Apr 20, 2021

Lesson Quicktakes cover the items that should be memorized from each of the wifiCFI Lessons. They do not cover all of the lesson details in-depth.


  • Actual Instrument Conditions = Any flying that is done in weather conditions less than VFR (VMC).

  • Simulated Instrument Conditions = This flying can be accomplished in VFR (VMC) via the use of a view limiting device (hood or foggles).


  • 6 = 6 Approaches and a Hold.

  • 6 = Within the previous 6 months.

  • 6 = If not, you have 6 months to get current.

IPC = Instrument Proficiency Check.

  • When is an IPC required?

  • If you would like to act as PIC in Instrument Conditions or on an Instrument Flight Plan after your 6 month Currency Grace Period has lapsed.

  • What is an IPC?

  • It is essentially an IFR Checkride.

  • Who can give me an IPC?

  • DPE (Designated Pilot Examiner).

  • CFII (Certified Flight Instructor Instrument).

  • Can I fail an IPC?

  • No. If your performance is unsatisfactory, you simply will receive more training and re-attempt.

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