You have worked hard to obtain an instrument rating but the learning never stops. Instead of flying procedures to airports you have been countless times, maintain proficiency at Rainier Flight Service by participating in our Single-Pilot Proficiency Program.
Statistics show that pilots don’t find themselves in trouble due to lack of procedural knowledge or pilot skill but in the challenges of managing information and mitigating risks before they develop. Our Proficiency Program tackles these issues by focusing on Aeronautical Decision Making, Risk Management, Task Management, Automation Management and CFIT Awareness in addition to meeting FAA currency requirements.
Every two months schedule a convenient time to meet with one of our experienced instrument instructors and complete an IFR flight in our state-of-the-art simulator. You will plan the flight in advance using the information contained in the Briefing Packets to the right. Each flight highlights a different real-world scenario with challenges that most pilots face operating single-pilot IFR.
When meeting with the instructor you will begin by reviewing the preflight planning and address any questions. The flight itself will last approximately 1-1 ½ hours and is conducted as realistically as possible from startup to shutdown. The instructor will act as ATC and provide assistance – but only if you ask for it! A detailed de-brief will follow including a review of the flight and suggestions for future improvement.
Rainier Flight Service also highly recommends attending our monthly IFR Workshops. This group of active IFR pilots meet every other month to share experiences and discuss advanced IFR flying topics. These meetings dovetail perfectly with our Proficiency Program so you can put your new knowledhe to practical use in our LOFT scenarios. Check our Event Calendar for dates and topics of upcoming Workshops.
If you are ready to take your flying to a new level and have fun in the process, contact us to set up a currency schedule and take the stress out of single-pilot IFR.
LOFT 1: KEAT to KRNT
LOFT 2: KRNT to KFHR
LOFT 3: KDLS to KTIW
LOFT 4: KHIO to KRNT
LOFT 5: KCLS to KAST
LOFT 6: KHLN to KBZN
LOFT 7: KBZN to KBTM
LOFT 8: KGTF to KCOE
LOFT 9: KGPI to KGTF
LOFT 10: KMFR to KOTH