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 Need an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC)?

Has your instrument currency expired? You can accomplish 9 out of 10 of the requirements listed in the ACS for an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) using our AATD.

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Instrument Procedures are complex and it is easy for you to fall behind the airplane.  In our simulator, you are in a controlled environment where you can learn:

  • Challenging Instrument Procedures
  • To stay ahead of the airplane
  • The features of the Garmin G1000

At Simtech Aviation, you won’t have to drive to the airport to fly instrument approaches. You can accomplish almost 90% of your Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) using a PFC GTX G1000 with our instructors, and then we’ll fly in your airplane to finish the Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC),
as per the FAA-S-ACS-8 latest revision.

How Are We Different?


Our instructors are FAA-certified Instructors and ATP-rated airline pilots.


Our PFC GTX G1000 Simulator has all the features of the Garmin G1000.

Our instructor’s experience will help you become a safer and more efficient pilot. And you’ll learn how to implement the procedures and techniques the pros use – skills that will aid you in real-life situations.

Here’s How It Works accomplish an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC)

If you don't meet the Instrument Currency Requirements listed on §61.57(c),
you need an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC).

Check out our Flow Chart to determine if you need an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC), Click Here.

Book a 2 or 3 hour lesson, with any of our instructors to accomplish the items needed for Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC).

You will still need to accomplish the items required as per FAA-S-ACS-8- Latest Revision

We can only conduct the IPC for aircraft owners.



The FAA’s WINGS Program goal is to go above and beyond the minimum required knowledge for a flight review.

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What Our Fellow Pilots Have To Say About Us:

Went to the Madison Avenue location for a Meet Up unsure of what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. I had an initial appointment to brush up on my instrument procedures with flight instructor Julian where he worked to familiarize me with the system.

Julian was very patient even though I was terribly rusty at the time. I booked the system to train solo and Julian was there to answer any questions I had on the system. This space is great for when you just want a quite space to focus.

When you live in the city getting to a flight school can be tough. KFRG and KHPN-it takes something to get out there. If you want something convenient to help keep your skills fresh try training at this facility and ask for Julian. It helps keeps the rust off and more! I highly recommend it.


Kathleen S.

"Training with Julian was very valuable. Much more efficient to practice IFR work in the sim rather than the airplane. Julian could pause the approaches to point out issues, recommend corrections, then I would go back to re-do just those phases that were giving me trouble. Unlike many instructors, Julian is an experienced, active airline pilot. I learned a lot from his real world experience!"

David M.

A really fantastic setup to practice, learn or gain new skills. This can help at any stage of your flying career. The team take the time to find out what you are trying to achieve and are incredibly supportive. Well worth a visit!


Bobby L.

"I did a 3 hour intro to IFR lesson with Julian and had a great time! The sim setup is good and Julian is a great instructor. Will definitely be back!"


Adam S.

Julian and his team provide a time efficient way to pilot training right in Manhattan. Multiple locations, flight conditions, combined with Pilot Edge that is a “live” ATC is both highly effective and convenient. I highly recommend this training for any student pilot who wants to practice in Manhattan without the hassles of getting out to an airport. I have learned a lot from Julian which I am incorporating into my flight studies.


Garry H.

I've trained with Simtech Aviation on a few occasions - not just to stay IFR current, but also to be challenged and maintain proficiency. As an active airline pilot, Julian brings a wealth of experience and teaches the type of thinking pilots do on the flight deck of a commercial jet. Simtech Aviation/Julian is top notch instruction.


Jeremy M.

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How Does a Simulator Help you with your Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC)

At Simtech Aviation, we understand how difficult it is to maintain your Instrument Currency.  The travel time from Manhattan to a local general aviation airport is long and the busy airspace or inclement weather can get on the way of you regaining the knowledge and skills needed  for Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) and stay current.

Who Needs an Instrument Proficiency Check?

Instrument rated pilots that is outside the 6 calendar month grace period for instrument currency.

What you will do:

FAA-S-ACS-8 latest revision, Appendix 8.

The following IPC tasks must be accomplished in your Aircraft:

  • Circling Approach (SE/ME IPC)
  • Landing from a Straight-in or Circling Approach (SE/ME IPC)
  • One Engine Inoperative During Straight-and-Level Flight (ME IPC)
  • One Engine Inoperative Instrument Approach (ME IPC)

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Flexible Cancellation Policy

Get a full refund if you cancel through the website at least 24 hours before the lesson.


First Lesson Satisfaction Guarantee

Not happy with your first lesson? Let us know within 48 hours of the lesson date, and we’ll refund your lesson.