Competency-Based Instrument Rating
(CB-IR)

The European Aviation Safety Agency today published a proposal to the European Commission containing rules on qualifications for flying in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). With this so-called Opinion, the Agency puts forward new and more accessible instrument ratings focussed on General Aviation pilots...

Flight Review

§ 61.56 (a) and (c)

Flight Review, The purpose of the flight review required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 61.56 is to provide for a regular evaluation of pilot skills and aeronautical knowledge. AC 61-98A states that the flight review is also intended to offer pilots the opportunity to design a personal...



Instrument Proficiency Check
§ 61.57(d)

Instrument Proficiency Check, Once you hold the instrument rating, you may not act as pilot in-command under IFR or in weather conditions less than the minimums prescribed for VFR, unless you meet the recentflight experience requirements outlined in 14 CFR part 61.These procedures must be accomplished within...


FAA Validation

§ 61.75


Great news: New European Commission flight crew licensing regulations (Commission Regulation EU 1178/2011) prescribe a license format for all European Union Member States to follow. As a result of this format change, pilots' license numbers in European Union (EU) Member States will likely change...