IFR Renewals are Now Called Instrument Proficiency Checks (IPC)

If you’re not meeting airplane instrument currency requirements, you have 6 calendar months to complete 6 approaches including tracking, intercepting and holding before you need to complete an IPC. If your 6 month grace period expires, you can rely on Spectrum Airways for help with your IPC. Please refer to Advisory Circular AC401-004 for specific IPC details. Our IPC services include: 

  • A check ride with a Transport Canada Examiner until they are satisfied with your skills
  • There is no “fail” but you must demonstrate competent and consistent performance
  • The examiner will fly to a maximum of 4 hours at a fixed fee and then per hour afterwards
  • You are responsible for aircraft and/or simulator rental costs
  • IPCs can be conducted in either the RedBird FMX Flight Simulator OR the IFR capable aircraft of your choice
  • Currently, Spectrum Airways is the only flight school in Canada that is certified to conduct IPCs in the RedBird FMX Flight Simulator!

Note: Spectrum Airways instructors can help you prepare for the IPC using ground instruction, simulator or in-aircraft training. We want you to be a safe and competent pilot, and so we do not offer “just simply pass the IPC” check rides. We can also help you understand the new GNSS based technology and procedures such as RNAV SIDs and STARs, WAAS enabled approaches and EFIS based cockpit displays. In addition, navigation and planning apps such as ForeFlight can also be taught if you have the equipment and subscription required. Please contact us for more details.

Spectrum Airways

5296 Bell School Line

Burlington, ON 
L7M 0P1

Service Area

Greater Toronto Area

Surrounding areas


Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Flight Operations:
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM, 7 days a week, weather permitting

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