How many approaches for a IPC?

Rally

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For a IPC some instructors and I were arguing that you only have to do 2 approaches on a IPC and not 3. One precision and a non-precision. The pts says that you must do the area's of operation listed in the PTS however for the checkride there is *note* mentioning that you must do two non-precision approaches. Anybody have a clue?
 

AC560

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Instrument PTS

Instrument PTS said:
VI. INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES / All

A. TASK: NONPRECISION APPROACH (NPA)
REFERENCES: 14 CFR parts 61, 91; FAA-H-8083-15; IAP; AIM.
NOTE: The applicant must accomplish at least two nonprecision approaches (one of which must include a procedure turn or, in the case of an RNAV approach, a Terminal Arrival Area (TAA) procedure) in simulated or actual weather conditions.

B. TASK: PRECISION APPROACH (PA)
REFERENCES: 14 CFR parts 61, 91; FAA-H-8083-15; IAP; AIM.
NOTE: A precision approach, utilizing aircraft NAVAID equipment for centerline and vertical guidance, must be accomplished in simulated or actual instrument conditions to DA/DH.
Thus 2 non-precision and 1 precision approach is required for a total minimum of 3.
 

acaTerry

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...or until they get it all right...
I find that if they've been dormant that 3 is never enough.
 

Amish RakeFight

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Look at the front of the Instrument PTS. It will tell you EXACTLY what you need to accomplish for an IPC.

An IPC is DIFFERENT than an instrument ride or 6 month currency check in terms of tasks performed.
 

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At least 6 in my book with training to proficiency.
I've had people walk out on me for saying it, but who cares;
I am not going to sign anybody off on an IPC with only a couple of approaches.
Remember now, you don't (legally) need an IPC if you either remain current in a 6 month period or after that fly with a buddy for 6 approaches in the next 6 months. So they haven't had the time or didn't bother to do anything for a year.
So you're gonna get an oral as per Instrument PTS and at least 6 approaches.

As a CFI/CFII you have the right to request (demand) that they fly by your standards before you sign anything.
 
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