"VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)

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"VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)

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I see and read some of these companies that operate the likes of the B1900 that ask for a Valid group 1 IFR rating, and I know there are rules of keeping the ifr valid through the IPC (instrument proficiency check) applies.

My question is , what if you get a job offer but haven't completed the IPC proficency check does it matter?

When the company hires you and send you for the PPC training that will validate the IPC ( instrument proficiency check) or do you need to do the IPC before getting hired?

Appreciate some comments and feedback.
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Re: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)

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A PPC does reset your clock, which is why you don’t see airline pilots kicking around in the redbird at your local flying school every few years doing an IPC.

The biggest reason why an employer wants you to have a valid and current IFR rating prior to employing you is pretty simple. They want to spend money on training a proficient IFR pilot how to fly their aircraft. They don’t want to spend extra on knocking the rust off of your IFR knowledge and approach flying abilities.

An IPC is for all intents and purposes a flight test. If an employer hires someone with a fresh IPC, it tells them that at the very least you should be somewhat close to TC standard, and therefore won’t take as much money and time to get to PPC standard on their aircraft.
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LifeAt90Kts wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:42 pm
A PPC does reset your clock, which is why you don’t see airline pilots kicking around in the redbird at your local flying school every few years doing an IPC.

The biggest reason why an employer wants you to have a valid and current IFR rating prior to employing you is pretty simple. They want to spend money on training a proficient IFR pilot how to fly their aircraft. They don’t want to spend extra on knocking the rust off of your IFR knowledge and approach flying abilities.

An IPC is for all intents and purposes a flight test. If an employer hires someone with a fresh IPC, it tells them that at the very least you should be somewhat close to TC standard, and therefore won’t take as much money and time to get to PPC standard on their aircraft.

So I will have a greater chance on landing the job with a fresh IPC.
Olay, thanks.
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Re: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)

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How far out of date are you? As in when was the last time you flew IFR?
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Re: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)

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If you will be doing a pcc ride instead of a ppc, as would be the case on a banana like Navajo and possibly a b1900 or king air, you would need a current IFR.
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Re: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)

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1900 is over 12500, pcc need not apply. dont know of any operators that run their K/A FO's with pcc's instead of ppc's. Employers look for someone smart rather then checking all the boxes, not waisting your money needlessly is smart. if you cant get a job in this industry now, its time to quit.
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Re: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)

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leftoftrack wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:05 pm
1900 is over 12500, pcc need not apply. dont know of any operators that run their K/A FO's with pcc's instead of ppc's. Employers look for someone smart rather then checking all the boxes, not waisting your money needlessly is smart. if you cant get a job in this industry now, its time to quit.

So money wise, save it on the IPC as when they train you for the PPC on the 1900 the PPC will activate the IPC.
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