Since going nationwide and inviting pilots across the U.S. to open their own chapters, the IMC Club has grown significantly and is getting ready to launch IMCTV.
According to officials with the Norwood, Mass.-based club, pilots and instructors are opening their own IMC Club chapters. In less than 30 days seven chapters were established and are now operating, with more applications pending. The newest club, The IMC Club of Toledo in Perrysburg, Ohio, will hold its inaugural meeting Oct. 31.
To accommodate a larger audience and to increase the communication of ideas between members, IMC Club created IMCTV. The Norwood club’s Oct. 29 regular bi-weekly meeting will be the debut program on IMCTV, which will provide a live audio and video stream that will be available to members at IMCClubs.org. Streams of other chapters’ meetings will be available in the future.
The goal of the club is to increase pilot confidence and proficiency in actual IMC conditions, according to organizers. It was established as an additional learning resource for instrument rated pilots and students pursuing their instrument ratings. To accomplish this, bi-weekly meetings are held to help pilots and students build and maintain their IFR skills and to learn from their peers. Post Mission Briefings are also presented by participating pilots and are analyzed so all members can learn from the experience. Club Missions are divided into four levels, each level more complex than the previous level. For example, initial missions include real world flying scenarios with relatively simple parameters. More complex missions include scenarios with multiple re-routings from ATC and more complex weather decisions. Completion of these missions determines your “rank” and proficiency level in the club.
For more information: IMCClubs.org