Why use a flight simulator to renew for your instrument rating?
Lower cost. No hood
No weather delays and navcanada/airspace delays.
Do the flight test in the area you are familiar with.
Single or Multi engine
Better scenario based training. Including scenarios such as popping circuit breakers, icing, snow, in “actual IFR conditions”
Traditional instrument panel or Garmin 430/530 or Garmin 1000 panel. Whatever you prefer.
Training is concentrated so that many more exercises can be conducted within the time taken using an aircraft ( for example no startup, taxi, commute to practice area), providing much greater value for the money being spent. Very efficient training.
We have 2 in house examiners for Multi IFR, no waiting for examiners.
Get the renewal completed in 2 days or less.
The actual amount of training and cost to renew your rating depends on your currency and skill level. Here is a example of a average student.
3 hours dual Red Bird simulator @ $128/hour = $384
2 hours ground briefing @$45/hour = $90
Flight test fee = $300
Total = $774
Who can renew on a simulator?
You can renew your instrument rating using just the simulator if it’s been 24-48 months since your last instrument rating flight test. If it’s been more then 48 months you’ll have to do the INRAT written exam as well. Use www.pilottraining.ca to help with your renewal.
Harv’s Air St. Andrews. Contact us here for more info or to sign up.
On site accommodations for active students also may be available.