Instrument Pilot Refresher Course
Price: $29.95





Want to regain your instrument flying privileges? Want to stay current on changing regulations and charts? Preparing for an IPC? If you answered YES to any of those questions, the Gleim Instrument Pilot Refresher Course (IPRC) will help you.

Who Will Benefit From IPRC?
  • CFIs who want to use a structured program for the FAA-required instrument proficiency check (FAR 61.57)
  • Pilots who are getting back into aviation and want to regain their instrument flying privileges
  • Pilots looking to keep their instrument flying knowledge sharp
  • Pilots preparing for an upcoming instrument proficiency check
  • Anyone who wants to increase their understanding of the instrument flight environment
March, 2014
Thank you for helping to get my brain refocused on Aviation knowledge and safety. The course was fair, based on the immediate material in the instructions with no trick questions. The verbiage was clear enough for me to visualize the procedures. The lengthy Addendum A to the Computer Testing is very informative and the charts etc. are much clearer. It will make that part of test even better, and also update in the real flying environment.
- Larry Lilly


November, 2013
The Gleim Instrument Pilot Refresher Course was excellent. I will plan on taking this course on a yearly basis.
- Dan Uhlik, ATP, A&P IA


January, 2013
I just finished the Gleim Instrument Refresher Course and I must say that the value is well above the price; I did my research and bought the best.
- Aurelio Hurtado de Mendoza, Commercial Pilot ASEL, AMEL Instrument Airplane


September, 2012
I have finished the course and found it very useful, especially since I am returning to flying after a hiatus of 10 years. I have passed my BFR and beginning to work on redeveloping my IFR skills. This course is an excellent beginning to the process. I especially liked the combined video and written material, and the progressive test (before and after) to help pin-point area needing further help. Being able to print the material at home for future use is also very helpful. Thanks.
- Robert Slack


May, 2011
Good refresher, I feel very confident that I will be able to handle the oral part of my instrument currency ride.
- Gary Esch


April, 2010
I found the course to be very appropriate for the objectives stated at the beginning of the course. Very good overall review.
- Ramon Rosa


December, 2009
This has been an excellent refresher for me. I have not been instrument current for several years. I see that several things have changed in the IFR arena. I am glad I took this well thought out refresher training course. I highly recommend this to anyone out there that is thinking about getting back into IFR flying. It is a great way to knock off the rust that develops over time and not using the information on a regular basis.
- Dennis Covel


December, 2009
I found your course to be a good review of the subject matter as well as refresher of areas I have not used in a while.
- Anonymous


June, 2009
Excellent materials, AV presentation, outline format, and the use of the True and False testing to survey latent knowledge about a particular unit made this IPRC relevant to my Flying ASEL Instructor/Ground AGI, IGI Instructor success in communicating with my aviation students.
- Jim Pappas, Tarpon Springs Florida


Key facts about IPRC

  • Structured, interactive self-study review and certificate program delivered online via the Internet
    Use IPRC to prepare you for the oral portion of your Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) or to review/refresh your instrument flying knowledge. The course uses the Gleim proven Knowledge Transfer System methods.
  • Takes about 8 hours to complete
    Each study unit should take about an hour. That includes the True-False Study Quiz, the Audiovisual Presentation, the Knowledge Transfer Outline, and Multiple-Choice Test for that study unit.
  • Challenges you, but provides you with the knowledge to pass
    Our Knowledge Transfer Outlines give you all the review material you need, in a well-organized format, so you can focus your study on the areas you need to review the most. You can then confidently pass your Instrument Proficiency Check. IPRC provides you with convenience while helping you learn more and refresh your knowledge.
  • Inexpensive and user friendly
    For those who are less familiar with computers, we have a trained, friendly support staff you can contact for help. E-mail us at support@gleim.com or call us at (800) 874-5346 for assistance.


Course Elements

  • 10 thought-provoking true/false study questions
  • 5-9 minutes audiovisual presentation
  • 2-14 pages of knowledge transfer outline
  • A 10-question multiple-choice quiz
To complete a study unit, you must:
  1. Answer 10 thought-provoking true/false study questions.
    You will receive answer explanations that indicate why you answered the questions correctly or incorrectly. The true/false study questions are intended to help you to begin thinking about and studying the subject matter of the study unit. They also allow you to evaluate how much you already know about the concepts before you read the knowledge transfer outline. Your performance on this section does not affect whether you pass the study unit or complete the course.
  2. Print and study the knowledge transfer outline for the study unit.
    The outlines are divided into sections called "subunits" to make studying them easier. You can use the print function on your browser to print the outline by clicking "Print" under the "File" Menu. Use your printout of the knowledge transfer outlines for future reference. When you have finished studying the outlines, you will be ready to take the multiple-choice quiz.
  3. Pass the multiple-choice quiz with a score of 70% or better.
    You will be presented with 10 multiple-choice questions based on the material you covered in the outline section of the study unit. You may move back and forth between questions and change your answers, but once you choose to grade the quiz, you will not be allowed to return to the questions. When you have answered each of the 10 multiple-choice questions to your satisfaction, click the "Grade" button at the bottom of the screen below the last question. Once you obtain a passing score, a review session will provide you with answer explanations for any multiple-choice questions that you answered incorrectly.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I take the study units in any order?
    Yes, but once you start a study unit, you have to complete that study unit before continuing.
  • Can I skip the true/false part since its score doesn't count?
    No. IPRC is set up so that you have to take the true/false questions. The true/false questions are there to help you pass by focusing on areas you need to improve.
  • What happens if I fail a quiz?
    Failing a test twice in a row causes you to be locked out. You must then contact Gleim for further directions.
  • What happens if I have computer problems and am unable to complete the course?
    The computer requirements for taking this course are minimal so it can be done at just about any computer with Internet access. If anything goes wrong, you can email us at support@gleim.com or call (800) 874-5346 for help.
  • What requirements do I need to satisfy in order to pass the course?
    Each of 8 study units ends with a 10-question multiple choice quiz. You must pass each of the end-of-study-unit multiple-choice quizzes with a score of 70% or better.
    Print your certificate, and you're done with the course.
  • What if I have a question or need to speak to someone?
    We're available at support@gleim.com or (800) 874-5346. You can give us feedback about your experience with the course or ask questions if you like. We want you to enjoy the course, learn some things that maybe you didn't already know, and ace your IPC.

Gleim Instrument Pilot Refresher Course Study Units

  1. Attitude Instrument Flying and Aerodynamics
  2. Aeromedical Factors
  3. Federal Aviation Regulations for Instrument Flight
  4. Airports, ATC, and Airspace
  5. IFR En Route, Holding, and Instrument Approaches
  6. Aviation Weather
  7. Aviation Weather Services and Weather-Related Decision Making
  8. Aeronautical Decision Making and Emergency Management

Completion Requirements

  1. Answer 10 thought provoking true/false study questions. After you answer each question, an answer explanation that indicates why you answered it correctly or incorrectly will be displayed. While these questions do not count toward your grade, they are required so as to test your knowledge base.
  2. Study the knowledge transfer outline for the study unit. When you have finished studying the outlines, you will be ready to take the multiple-choice final test.
  3. Pass the multiple-choice final test with a score of 70% or better. You will be presented with 10 multiple-choice questions based on the material you covered in the true/false and outline sections of the study unit. You may move back and forth between questions and change your answers until you grade the test.

Duration

Access to the Gleim Instrument Pilot Refresher Course will expire 12 months months from the date of purchase. If you have not completed the course and you need access after the expiration date, you may purchase a 12 months month extension at half the current purchase price. You will have 30 days to purchase an extension.

Refund

A full refund is available if you have accessed no more than two study units within 30 days of purchase.

Getting started with the Gleim Instrument Pilot Refresher Course

Make sure that your computer meets our minimum system requirements, then click the "Create Account" button below to get started with the Instrument Pilot Refresher Course by trying Study Unit One free.



How to Get Wings Credit for This Course

Gleim uploads Wings course completion credit every week for current course users. If you have completed this course but have not received Wings credit, follow the instructions below to ensure you are credited for your work.
  1. Go to http://www.faasafety.gov.
  2. Log in with your FAASafety email address and password.
    • If you have not created an account with FAASafety, you will need to do that first.
  3. Under the "Activities, Courses, & Seminars" tab at the top of the page, click "Activities."
  4. Type "Gleim" into the "Keywords" box and click "Search."
  5. Find the appropriate course title in the resulting list and click on the title of that course.
  6. Click the "Request Credit" button.
  7. Enter the date on your completion/graduation certificate into the "Date Completed" box.
  8. In the "Select Validator" section, click the "Email" tab.
  9. Type "wings@gleim.com" into the field and click the "Select" button.
  10. Click "Submit for Validation."
An email notification will be sent to Gleim. We will review your course records and either validate your credit or reply explaining why we are unable to do so (for example, the course completion date is incorrect). Either way, you will receive an email reply from FAASafety once our action has been submitted. If you have any questions or difficulties with this process, please email wings@gleim.com.


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September, 2012
I have finished the course and found it very useful, especially since I am...
- Robert Slack
May, 2011
Good refresher, I feel very confident that I will be able to handle the oral...
- Gary Esch
June, 2009
Excellent materials, AV presentation,...
- Jim Pappas, Tarpon Springs Florida
December, 2009
This has been an excellent refresher for me. I have not been instrument current...
- Dennis Covel
March, 2014
Thank you for helping to get my brain refocused on Aviation knowledge and...
- Larry Lilly
November, 2013
The Gleim Instrument Pilot Refresher Course was excellent. I will plan on...
- Dan Uhlik, ATP, A&P IA
December, 2009
I found your course to be a good review of the subject matter as well as...
- Anonymous
April, 2010
I found the course to be very appropriate for the objectives stated at the...
- Ramon Rosa
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