Newest IMC Club chapter to open at pilot’s home

The newest IMC Club Chapter will open as the first chapter at a private residence. Pilots will gather at Amir Blachman’s home in Sherman Oaks, just outside Los Angeles, Calif., on Saturday, April 20, for a barbecue and the official inaugural meeting of the new Los Angeles Chapter.

Blachman’s leadership experience began when he served as an instructor in the Israeli Air Force. He went on to help three companies grow from startup phase to multi-million-dollar exits. He also helped a publicly-traded investment company resolve costly operational issues and he served as principal on several real estate deals. Hr attributes his ability to help companies reach their goals to an education consisting of a BA in Psychology from UCSB, an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and training as a pilot.

“How exciting! This will be the first meeting of the Los Angeles chapter of the IMC Club. The IMC Club is a fun, well-organized forum to learn from others’ experience and just have fun with a great group of fellow pilots,” he said. “At this meeting, we’ll go over two IFR scenarios and then have an outdoor potluck BBQ overlooking the valley, Van Nuys Arport and the beautiful sunset. The fact that the FAA’s Safety Team has recognized our events by giving participants WINGS credits attests to the quality of the event. I think it’s especially beneficial that prospective members will also have the unique opportunity to interact with IMC Club founder and President Radek Wyrzykowski. ”

“I am very excited and want to thank Amir for this idea and for allowing his fellow pilots to gather in his house,” Wyrzykowski said. “By creating these face-to-face social groups, we allow people to learn from one another and become a real part of this unique group of individuals who are a general aviation pilots. There is no better face-to-face discussion than at somebody’s house.”

A few days later, on Tuesday April 23, IMC Club International will open a chapter in San Diego. Additional chapters and meetings are planned for Pennsylvania and Florida, all of which will bring the total number of IMC Club Chapters to more than 60.

The IMC Club is an organization dedicated to promoting safety and proficiency among its instrument-rated members.

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