AOPA Proposes IPC Changes

AOPA has asked FAA to remove two tasks from the requirements to complete an instrument proficiency check (IPC):

  • Demonstrate a circle-to-land approach and
  • Landing from an instrument approach

Eliminating these two tasks would make it possible to accomplish an IPC entirely in an ATD or FTD. You can read AOPA’s detailed proposal here.

The change would also complement the update to the IFR currency rules that FAA published in 2018. The items required for an IPC are listed in a task table in Appendix A of the Instrument Rating ACS, and the update to the regulations caused some confusion, which I wrote about here and here.

IPC Requirements Table