OSHKOSH, Wis. — Pilots will meet on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. to establish the Fox Valley Chapter of the IMC Club International.
Andy Miller, IMC Club’s Fox Valley Chapter leader, is from Appleton, Wisconsin, where he hangars his Cessna 182 and helps staff the Teaching & Learning Center at Fox Valley Technical College. A presenter and FIRC Instructor for the Air Safety Institute, he holds CFI-A, CFI-I, IGI, and AGI certificates, is a Redbird Simulator Certified Instructor, and has done graduate work on flight instruction with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Andy serves as a FAASTeam Lead Representative in the Great Lakes Region, and regularly flies Young Eagles and Angel Flight patients.
The inaugural gathering of the Fox Valley WI Chapter of the IMC Club is sponsored by the FAASTeam, and hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), which is providing the Vette Theater in the EAA Aviation Center for the inaugural meeting. At the meeting, prospective members will be given the opportunity to interact with IMC Club founder and president Radek Wyrzykowski.
“It is exciting to bring a great training opportunity like IMC Clubs to Wisconsin’s Fox Valley, because instrument pilots and students from this area have had few opportunities before now. With the support of EAA, we hope the Fox Valley IMC Club will become a regular part of many IFR pilots’ schedules,” he said. “We intend to use the inaugural meeting to determine our regular meeting schedule, and weigh the benefits of meeting in EAA’s tremendous facilities against the advantage of rotating meeting locations across the Fox Valley.”
“The location of this chapter has a special meaning for me. I have always considered Oshkosh as a symbol of general aviation not only in the US, but also in the whole world. I want to say thank you to Andy Miller for volunteering to advance our mission of safety and I want to extend my deep appreciation for all the support and help we are receiving from the EAA,” commented Radek Wyrzykowski, founder of the IMC Club.
The IMC Club, through its worldwide chapters, provides organized “hangar flying” focused on building proficiency in instrument flying. Safety and proficiency are developed through education and experience. You can learn how you can use real world scenarios to increase your level of safety. An instrument rating is not required for attendance and membership in the IMC Club. The club was established as a learning resource for instrument-rated pilots, and for students pursuing their instrument ratings.
For more information: IMCClubs.org