Instrument Proficiency (IPC)

Instrument Proficiency (IPC) If you've been out of instrument currency for a while, then you'll want to purchase Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Handbook. It's the perfect resource to help you regain your currency. This book provides you with all you'll need to know in terms of regulations, procedures and so on. If you'd like to raise your game to a higher level, then also purchase Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Survival Manual. This is an advanced instrument text that goes beyond basic instrument flying. The chapter on interpreting your NEXRAD presentation is worth its weight in slow running Hobbs meters, too! So be prepared to laugh and learn.
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