Estimated Time: 3 hours
FAR 61.57(c) states that a person may act as pilot in command under IFR or weather conditions less than the minimums prescribed for VFR only if within the 6 calendar months preceding the month of the flight, that person performed and logged at least the following tasks and iterations in an airplane as appropriate, for the instrument rating privileges to be maintained in actual weather conditions, or under simulated conditions using a view-limiting device that involves having performed the following
(i) Six instrument approaches.
(ii) Holding procedures and tasks.
(iii) Intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems.
As you know by now, an instrument rating is a fickle thing. There is a big difference in having an instrument rating, and having a current instrument rating, and there is nothing harder than keeping your instrument rating current.
If you have let your instrument currency lapse and now must go up with an instructor (or if you just want to go up with an experienced instructor for confidence building purposes), make sure you get the most out of your $.
The IPC should be more than stumbling through a random series of approaches and holds with an expensive safety pilot, it should be a challenging refresher course that draws upon your previous training and experience and pushes you to increase your overall level of confidence and experience.
My IPC is a rigorous but manageable course of training that will make sure that you regain the ability to safely operate in the complex instrument system, as well as in actual instrument conditions.
If you are interested in using my services to complete your flight review, please goto the contact page and get in touch with me in the way most practical to you.