IFR Refresher Course

Instructor: Michael Church

Date:  Saturday, August 3, 2024

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

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.  Sunrise Aviation’s Michael Church 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.

Michael Church has been a flight instructor and the owner of Sunrise Aviation for many years 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.