Training – Instrument Rating Renewals

Your Instrument Rating Renewal can be completed in the aircraft or one of our simulators. A renewal of a Group 1 (multi engine) and Group 3 (single engine) instrument rating can be done in either our Level 5 ALSIM FTD or Al Sim ALX.  The amount of instruction will vary depending on the pilot’s ability and level of experience. Most pilots require about 5hrs of simulator time prior to the Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC). The IPC can be challenged at any time as no letter-of-recommend is required.

For renewals that have expired for less then 24 months, only an IPC will be needed to renew the rating.

Pilots wishing to pursue a Renewal should contact Marcel Gimenez at the Club. Our experience with foreign licensed pilots makes renewing a Canadian instrument rating easy.

Note that pilots wishing to upgrade their license to an Airline Transport License (ATPL) must complete the renewal flight test in an aircraft as per the Canadian Aviation Regulations 421.34.

Number of hours will be based on pilot’s competencies

Simulator Options

Al Sim AL 250 5 hours@$232/hour$1,160
Al Sim ALX@$260/hour$1,300

Other Costs

Simulator for Flight Test 1.5 hour@ $260/hour$390
Ground Briefings 2 hours@ $72/hour$144
IFR Maps and Charts$35
IFR ride examiners fee$450
Transport Canada endorsement & AP fees$100

Total IFR Renewal Estimated Costs

Total Estimated Costs$2,419
(Based on hrs done in AL Sim ALX )

Fuel surcharges will apply where the price of fuel exceeds the base rate ZBB Airport. Prices subject to change (Effective January 16, 2020). Tax is applied where applicable.

Instrument Renewal (IPC)

Minimum requirements for admission:

  1. PPL Licence
  2. IFR Rating
  3. Valid Aviation Medical

Download, complete and submit the following forms:

Important information:

  1. You will be required to include copies of the following documents when completing the PTIB Short Contract form:
    • First page of temporary Licence/Aviation Document Booklet
    • A copy of the relevant Licence/Rating for program
    • A copy of your Aviation Medical
  2. All IPC program candidates must get approval from the manager of Multi-Engine Operations prior to enrollment.

    Please contact Marcel Gimenez at 604-946-0011 ext. 234 or otherwise your application will not be processed.