248-236-5377

MICHIGAN HELICOPTERS

Currency Requirements for IFR

FAR 61.57 – Instrument experience. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section, 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, powered-lift, helicopter, or airship, 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:

Six instrument approaches.
Holding procedures and tasks.
Intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems.

Use of a flight simulator or flight training device for maintaining instrument experience. Within the 6 calendar months preceding the month of the flight, that person performed and logged at least the following tasks and iterations in a flight simulator or flight training device, provided the flight simulator or flight training device represents the category of aircraft for the instrument rating privileges to be maintained and involves having performed the following:

Six instrument approaches.
Holding procedures and tasks.
Intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems.

Use of an aviation training device for maintaining instrument experience. Within the 2 calendar months preceding the month of the flight, that person performed and logged at least the following tasks, iterations, and time in an aviation training device and has performed the following:

Three hours of instrument experience.
Holding procedures and tasks.
Six instrument approaches.
Unusual attitude recoveries

Interception and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems.

Combination of completing instrument experience in an aircraft and a flight simulator, flight training device, and aviation training device. A person who elects to complete the instrument experience with a combination of an aircraft, flight simulator or flight training device, and aviation training device must have performed and logged the following within the 6 calendar months preceding the month of the flight:

Instrument experience in an airplane, powered-lift, helicopter, or airship, as appropriate, for the instrument rating privileges to be maintained, performed in actual weather conditions, or under simulated weather conditions while using a view-limiting device, on the following instrument currency tasks:

Instrument approaches.
Holding procedures and tasks.
Interception and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems.

At MICHIGAN HELICOPTERS,  we believe in safety first and offer a 3-Day Refresher course and/or Instrument Proficiency Check to make sure you, your family, and friends are safe in the sky.