WWFC Currency Requirements

The following is a clarification of the currency rules which are in place at the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre. The following currency rules apply to all WWFC Clients. Occasionally, these rules may be overridden, providing the exemption falls within the limits of the overriding insurance policy. All exemptions must be authorized in writing by the Chief Flying Instructor (CFI). As a minimum, you must have flown the specific type of aircraft within the past 60 days in order to be current on that type.

C152, C172N and C172S

If you have 150 total hours or less:

  • If it has been more than 30 days since you last flew the C152, C172N or C172S, but less than 60 days, a circuit check is required.
  • If it has been more than 60 days, a complete checkout is required.

If you have more than 150 total hours:

  • If it has been more than 60 days since you last flew the C152, C172N or C172S, but less than 90 days, a circuit check is required.
  • If it has been more than 90 days, a complete checkout is required.

All renters:

  • Flying the C152 does not maintain currency on any other aircraft type.
  • Flying the C172N or C172S does not maintain currency on the C172RG.
  • Flying the C172S does maintain currency on the C172N, provided an initial full checkout on each type has been completed.
  • Flying the C172N does maintain currency on the C172S, provided an initial full checkout on each type has been completed.

Note: An initial full checkout is required on the C172S, even if you are already checked out on the C172N. The procedure of simply doing a “start check” is no longer acceptable. A full checkout must be completed and signed off by an instructor before renting the C172S.

PA28R (Piper Arrow 201), C172RG (Cutlass) and DA-40 G1000

To rent the PA28R, C172RG (Cutlass) or DA-40, renters must have:

  • 75 hours total time
  • 15 hours post-private flying experience
  • Flown the PA28R,  C172RG or DA-40 for at least one hour in the previous 30 days 

If it has been more than 30 days since you last flew the PA28R, C172RG or DA-40, but less than 60 days, a circuit check is required.
If over 60 days have lapsed, a complete checkout is required.

Note: Flying the PA28R, C172RG and/or the DA-40 does not maintain currency on any other aircraft type.

PA-44 (Piper Seminole)

To rent the PA-44 (Piper Seminole), renters must have:

  • 150 hours total time
  • 15 hours of Multi-Engine time.
    • If it has been more than 30 days since you last flew the PA-44, but less than 45 days, a circuit check is required.
    • If it has been more than 45 days, a complete checkout is required.

    Note: Flying the Piper Seminole does not maintain currency on any other aircraft type.