Part 61 Instrument Currency Chart

Ways to Maintain Instrument Currency
Regulatory Update: Part 61, October 20, 2009

Equipment used

Time frame

Tasks

 

 

 

Aircraft only

Within 6 calendar months preceding the month of the flight

6 instrument approaches

 

 

Holding procedures

 

 

Intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems

 

 

 

FS or FTD only

Within 6 calendar months preceding the month of the flight

6 instrument approaches

 

 

Holding procedures

 

 

Intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems

 

 

 

ATD only

Within 2 calendar months preceding the month of the flight

3 hours of instrument experience in an ATD including:

 

 

6 instrument approaches

 

 

Holding procedures and tasks

 

 

Interception and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems

 

 

2 unusual attitude recoveries while in a descending, Vne airspeed condition

 

 

2 unusual attitude recoveries while in a ascending, stall speed condition

 

 

 

Aircraft/FS/
FTD/ATD combination

Within 6 calendar months preceding the month of the flight

Aircraft

 

 

Instrument approaches (no specific number)

 

 

Holding procedures and tasks

 

 

Interception and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems

 

 

 
 

 

FS or FTD

 

 

Instrument approaches (no specific number)

 

 

Holding procedures and tasks

 

 

Interception and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems

 

 

 
 

 

ATD

 

 

6 instrument approaches

 

 

Holding procedures and tasks

 

 

Interception and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems

 

 

 

FS/FTD/ATD combination

Within 6 caldendar months preceding the month of the flight

FS or FTD

 

 

6 instrument approaches

 

 

Holding procedures and tasks

 

 

Interception and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems

 

 

 
 

 

ATD

 

 

3 hours of instrument experience in an ATD including:

 

 

6 instrument approaches

 

 

Holding procedures and tasks

 

 

Interception and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems

 

 

2 unusual attitude recoveries while in a descending, Vne airspeed condition

 

 

2 unusual attitude recoveries while in an ascending, stall speed condition