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Proficiency in Pieces 2.5

Proficiency in Pieces 2.5

The final cornerstone of this proficiency-maintaining program is working with the right instructor, under the right techniques and maintaining the right mind set.

Previously, I’ve described a practice of regular recurrent training in two articles: “Proficiency in Pieces,” in the July 2007 issue of IFR, and its follow-up, “Proficiency in Pieces 2.0” in April, 2012. This program is a simulator-based recurrent training program in which you specify the minimums to which you want to train, and then design a specific training program tailored to your exact requirements, while assuring that your target performance meets or exceeds that prescribed in the regulations for your flying—Part 91 or even Part 135.

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