IFR Refresher Course

Instructor: Mike Jesch

Date:  Saturday, October 21, 2023

Time:  9am-4pm

Location:  The John Wayne Airport Commission Room, 3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (Free parking in rear of building below the control tower.)

Cost:  $75 per person

This class qualifies for Wings credit.  Breakfast pastries, coffee, and water are included and a list of lunch spots in the area will be available.  You are also welcome to bring your own lunch. A kitchen is available with a refrigerator, freezer, and microwave.

You must reserve a seat and a payment of $75.00 via your phone’s Zelle app or PayPal is required to confirm your reservation. Please visit the following link to complete your reservation: 

IFR Refresher Course Registration

Questions or Comments? – Please contact us at ocninetynines@gmail.com


This is a full IFR refresher course that is primarily for instrument rated airplane pilots.  But, it is also for those currently studying for their initial instrument rating.  Captain Mike Jesch will review everything from pilot qualifications and logging, through equipment requirements, flight planning, weather, charts, regulations, and documents, to in-flight techniques to hone your single pilot IFR flying skills, and much, much more.

Bring your fully-charged iPad or other device loaded with your favorite EFB and flight data and documents appropriate to California. Or, bring your paper charts.

Mike Jesch has been a single and multi-engine instrument ground and flight instructor since 1985 and has flown many thousands of hours “In the System.”  He puts that wealth of knowledge and experience together with an open and approachable style to help refresh your knowledge, confidence, and readiness to be an IFR pilot.

Mike‘s (mostly) day job has been with a major airline since 1987, where he has flown as Captain on the Boeing 737 since 2002.  But, his “real” flying takes place in an IFR-equipped Cessna 182 based at Fullerton or whatever his clients show up in to fly that day.  He is a two-time Master CFI and a FAASTeam Lead Representative in the Long Beach (CA) FSDO.  As a speaker on the national stage, he has presented on a wide range of subjects across the country for numerous groups, including AOPA, The Ninety-Nines, EAA, Aviation Mastery, and more.