The following guidelines for bi-annual proficiency checks of pilots are issued for information, guidance and compliance.
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
PROCEDURE FOR CARRYING OUT BI-ANNUAL
PROFICIENCY CHECKS OF PILOTS
The 2nd proviso of Clause © of para 6 of Section D and F and 4th proviso of Clause © of para 6 of Section E of Schedule-II of aircraft Rules 1937 requires that
"for all flights, as Pilot-in-Command or as a Co-pilot on transport aeroplanes having an all up weight exceeding 5700 Kgs., he shall have undergone satisfactorily within the preceding 6 months of the intended flight appropriate proficiency checks in respect of that type of aircraft as required by the Director General."
This proviso requires a pilot to undergo the proficiency checks twice in a period of 12 months. In order to eliminate subjectivity and bias in these checks it has been decided that the bi-annual proficiency checks (Local and Route) shall be conducted in a manner that no examiner/instructor/check pilot shall carry out not shall he be detailed to carry out more than one check in any four consecutive checks, i.e. any consecutive checks shall be carried out by four different examiners/instructors/check pilots.