All pilots are required to complete a Flight Review according to FAR § 61.56 every two years. We are happy to provide the flight and ground instruction for you to meet this requirement. To facilitate the completion of a Flight Review, we have developed a written Flight Review Guide, which may help you and your instructor identify any deficiencies in either your aeronautical knowledge or flying skills. Another way to meet currency requirements is to participate in the FAA Safety Teams’s WINGS program. We encourage all pilots to participate in this program as a better way toward currency, as it will keep you on a “continuing education” program for your flying skills.
Instrument-rated pilots must also complete an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) according to FAR § 61.57 (d) if they have not maintained their instrument currency. Again, our flight instructors are trained and qualified in all instrument flying procedures, both the classical versions and those utilizing newer technology. If your instrument currency has lapsed, we’ll be happy to help you brush up on those skills and get the most out of the avionics in your aircraft. Prior to your IPC training, we recommend that you complete our Instrument Proficiency Written Evaluation. This series of questions will help both you and your instructor evaluate your current instrument flying knowledge level, and help both of you tailor the IPC training to your specific needs. Completing this evalution will take about an hour, but will save that much time and more with your instructor, and will help you complete the IPC training in the least amount of time.
Colorado Flight Center has also developed model-specific initial and recurrent training programs. Several of these programs formally meet aircraft insurance company requirements for approved pilots. We, of course, have specific programs for our fleet of aircraft: Cessna 172, Cessna 172RG, Cessna 182, and Piper Seminole aircraft. We also have specific programs for the Cessna 210 Series of aircraft (210, T210 and P210), Cessna 206, Cirrus models SR-20 and SR-22, Cessna Corvalis (previously Columbia) aircraft and many others. If you don’t see your aircraft listed here, give us a call at 970-254-0444. If we don’t have an instructor with experience in your aircraft make and model, we’ll help you find one who does.