An Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) meets the recency requirements for the holder of an instrument rating. A pilot must have completed an IPC (or equivalent) in the previous 2 years prior to exercising the privileges of an instrument rating.

Preparatory training prior to an IPC must be conducted by a flight instructor qualified in accordance to Standard 425.21(9) of the CAR’s that is not the examiner that will conduct the IPC. The IPC must be conducted by a Transport Canada authorized examiner.

Centennial’s Redbird FMX simulator is Transport Canada certified for IPC renewals. The multi engine configuration is based on a Seneca 1 and well equipped with a Garmin 530/430 GPS, HSI and an autopilot for coupled approaches. The course includes 3 simulator sessions including a mock IPC and pre/post ground instruction.

This course will review IFR procedures including SID’s, STAR’s, RNAV and ILS approaches, and emergency procedures including engine failures with single engine approaches.

This course assumes a recently lapsed instrument rating. Additional simulator and/or ground time may be required to reach proficiency depending on how long a pilot has been expired. Self-study and review will be required prior to each session.


  1. Candidate must hold an Instrument Rating


  1. CAP GEN
  2. Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)
  3. Instrument Procedures Manual (IPM)
  4. Aircraft POH


  1. Current IFR charts and CFS are required. An ipad or tablet with an electronic flight planning app (Foreflight, Garmin pilot, Flight Plan) is highly recommended.

NOTE: Additional simulator, Pre & post flight briefing and ground time may be required to achieve proficiency.

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Mountain Check-out

Mountain flying is probably the most beautiful flying you will ever do. But, to fly in the mountains requires a great deal of knowledge and skill. Once you have attained your PPL, you can fly with any of Centennial’s experienced instructors in the majestic Rocky Mountains for your Mountain check-out. You will receive ground instruction with respect to pilot physiology, aircraft performance, mountain weather, and topography. The actual flight in the mountains will put your ground training to use as well as teach you the techniques and skills required for mountain aviation.

Turbine Engine & Operations Seminar

The Turbine course offers advanced ground school training in turbine engines. You will learn the theory and operation of turbine engines, advanced electrical systems, high altitude operations, crew coordination, and pressurization control. When you complete this course you will be ready for flight training in turbine aircraft.

Basic Survival & First Aid Seminar

This course is a must for any pilot. A basic understanding of survival skills and techniques, as well as basic first aid, will be introduced to you from the perspective of a pilot. Survival physiology, shelter building, fire lighting, signalling, and many other topics will be covered. Though these types of courses are offered out of Centennial, this course has been specialized to be directed at pilots specifically. (This course goes well with the Mountain Check-out).

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Centennial Flight Centre Inc.
Building Hangar 42
Villeneuve Airport
Sturgeon County, AB, Canada
T8T 0E3

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