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How will the new requirement to demonstrate specific knowledge and risk management proficiency for each task on the IPC be implemented? One example involves circling approaches: The pilot will be required to identify, assess and mitigate risks associated with executing a circling approach at night or in marginal visibility, conditions proven to be hazardous in the real world of IFR operations. Taking this example one step further, the new ACS risk management standards will help pilots think more strategically about certain risks, such as the advisability of performing circling approaches under any but the most benign conditions.

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