Training - Instrument Rating Renewals

PFC simulator

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  @$225/hour $1 125
Al Sim ALX @$269/hr $1 345

Other Costs:

Simulator for Flight Test 1.5 hour 


@ $269/hour



Ground Briefings 2 hours   @ $70/hour  $140
IFR Maps and Charts   $35
IFR ride examiners fee    $450
Transport Canada endorsement & AP fees $100
Total IFR Renewal (IPC) Estimated Costs   $2 473.50

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