BFR RequirementsCompleted every two years*
Complete 2 hours of instruction including:
• 1 hour of ground instruction
• 1 hour of airplane time
IPC RequirementsFor instrument rated pilots
Required for those pilots who:
• Have not flown the required number of approaches OR
• Done any VOR tracking in the preceding 12 months
*Acquiring a new rating also constitutes as a BFR.
BFR’s and IPC’s
The Biennial Flight Review (BFR) is a required refresher checkout for all pilots every two years. It can be accomplished by spending at least 1 hour on the ground and 1 hour in the air with a qualified CFRI, who will then declare that you are safe and competent to take to the skies for another 24 months. This is usually a relaxes and enjoyable opportunity to show your stuff, as well as to be stretched a bit and possibly run through some advanced maneuvers that you may not have practiced for a while. Acquiring another rating also counts as a BFR and is a great way to improve your flying and become a crack pilot over time!
An Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) is required for instrument pilots who have not flown the required number of approaches or have done any VOR tracking in the preceding 12 months. It is an opportunity to knock the rust off your instrument skills and can be simulated or flown in real instrument conditions. Like a BFR, it is usually a relaxed and highly enjoyable exercise, and one in which the pilot gets to hone his instrument and radio skills in ‘live’ conditions if desired. Wings of Refuge Flight School is ideally located near a towered airport so that IPC’s can be simulated or done in contact with ATC. The choice is yours!