You might be current, according to the FARs, but are you proficient? Meeting the currency requirements spelled out by the FAA doesn’t mean that your piloting skills are at their peak. Learn the difference between the two in AOPA’s Currency vs. Proficiency subject report. For instrument-rated pilots, staying current and proficient requires hood work and book work. Start by refreshing your knowledge of the FARs related to instrument flying in the AOPA Air Safety Foundation’s online course, IFR Insights: Regulations.