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Proficiency Checks

Proficiency Checks (PC) and recurrent training for revalidation and renewal of Instrument Rating (IR), Basic Instrument Rating (BIR), class rating SEP with EFIS and LAPL.

Validity, revalidation and renewal
Instrument Rating (IR)

An IR is valid for 1 year.

Revalidation

  • an IR shall be revalidated within the 3 months immediately preceding its expiry date by complying with the revalidation criteria for the relevant aircraft category.

Renewal (If the rating has expired)

  • in order to determine whether refresher training is necessary for the applicant to reach the level of proficiency needed to pass the instrument element of the skill, they shall undergo an assessment at an ATO.
  • if deemed necessary by the organisation providing the assessment, they shall complete refresher training at that organisation;
  • after the refresher training, they shall pass a proficiency check.
Basic Instrument Rating (BIR)

A BIR is valid for 1 year.

Revalidation

  • within a period of three months immediately preceding the expiry date of the rating, pass a proficiency; or
  • within the validity period, complete 6 hours as PIC under IFR including three instrument approach procedures and complete a training flight of at least one hour with an instructor who holds privileges to provide training for the BIR.

Renewal (If the rating has expired)

  • where necessary to reach the level of proficiency needed, complete refresher training provided by an ATO or, if the BIR is expired for three years or less, by an instructor who holds privileges to provide training for the BIR; and
  • pass a proficiency check in an aeroplane.
Single Engine Piston (SEP) with EFIS

A SEP is valid for 2 years.

For the revalidation of SEP aeroplane class ratings, the applicants shall:
within the 3 months preceding the expiry date of the rating, pass a proficiency check in the relevant class with an examiner; or
within the 12 months preceding the expiry date of the rating, complete 12 hours of flight time in the relevant class, including:

  • 6 hours as PIC,
  • 12 take-offs and 12 landings, and
  • refresher training of at least 1 hour of total flight time with a flight instructor (FI).
Light Aircraft Pilot License (LAPL)

A LAPL is valid for 2 years.

Holders of a LAPL(A) shall exercise the privileges of their licence only if in the last 2 years they have met any of the following conditions as pilots of aeroplanes or TMGs:

they have completed at least 12 hours of flight time as PIC or flying dual or solo under the supervision of an instructor, including:

  • 12 take-offs and landings;
  • refresher training of at least 1 hour of total flight time with an instructor;

they have passed a LAPL(A) proficiency check with an examiner. The proficiency check programme shall be based on the skill test for the LAPL(A).

Proficiency Check / Flight Training

Price on request