Sharpen up your Skills
To exercise your privileges to fly as pilot in command, you need to complete a flight review every 24 months. These are an easy, low-cost way for the FAA to ensure pilots maintain a safe level of currency and proficiency. They're not "pass or fail", and they can be conducted by any current flight instructor. Flight Reviews serve as a good way to brush-up on skills, maneuvers, and procedures that you don't use in your normal day-to-day flying.
Instrument Proficiency Check
To act as the PIC under IFR or in weather conditions less than VFR, you must be instrument current. This applies to both solo flights or those with passengers. To maintain currency in airplanes, a pilot must have performed and logged the following tasks within the preceding 6 calendar months: