IMC chapter to take off at DHN

IMC Club International will open its newest national chapter in Dothan, Alabama next week. Pilots will gather at Aero One Aviation at Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. for the official inaugural meeting of the new chapter.

At the meeting, prospective members will have the opportunity to interact with IMC Club founder and President Radek Wyrzykowski. IMC Club is an organization designed to promote safety and proficiency among its instrument rated members.

Bill Castlen will host the new chapter as Chapter President. Bill is a CFI and CFII with more than 7,700 flight hours and has given over 4000 hours of flight instruction. He is also a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot, Master CFI, and is currently flying his Cirrus SR22 about 200 hours per year for fun and business. Bill has flown most Cessna, Piper, Beech, and Mooney singles as well as his homebuilt Glasair I. Bill is actively involved as a FASSTeam member in his area.

“We are thrilled to have a pilot of Bill’s caliber hosting the newest chapter of our organization,” said Radek Wyrzykowski

“I am very excited about the program and look forward to serving the aviation community by helping to get more accomplished IFR pilots out there,” Castlen said. “Here in the Wiregrass, our motto is ‘Flying, Fellowship, and Food.’ The IMC Chapter gatherings will fit right in with that!”

One of the primary goals of IMC Club is to increase pilot confidence and proficiency by training in actual instrument conditions. The club was established as a learning resource for instrument-rated pilots, and for students pursuing their Instrument Ratings. To accomplish this, monthly meetings are held at local chapters around the country to help pilots and students build and maintain their IFR skills, and to share stories and tips from their fellow pilots.

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