IMC Club International, Inc. plans to open the National Instrument Proficiency Academy (NAIPAC), a non-profit, proficiency-based flight school.
The academy’s goal is not to train pilots to obtain their license, but to make them more proficient, according to officials, explaining the school is going to offer a number of different programs that will vary between five to 10 hours designed to increase pilot skill and confidence in instrument metrological conditions. Training will be provided as ground school and flight training in the school’s full motion simulator, Cirrus aircraft, or the student’s own airplane. Graduates will receive certificates of completion upon achieving an acceptable level of competence and proficiency.
“I am extremely happy that finally I can realize my dream of a school that will work exclusively to improve aviation safety. Being a pilot is one thing – but so many times we forget that regardless of our experience level we all have an obligation to develop and re-achieve the highest level of proficiency over and over again,” said Radek Wyrzykowski, president of IMC Clubs International.
NAIPAC and IMCclubs.org has contracted, in cooperation with the Wild Blue Simulators, Inc., a full motion RedBird Simulator that will be based at the Norwood Massachusetts Memorial Airport. The simulator is scheduled for installation at the end of September of this year.
As a non-profit operation NAIPAC will be staffed by volunteer instructors and will provide training at a reduced rate for IMC Club members. For example, Cirrus aircraft for club members will rent for less than $170/hr. Non-club rates will also be available and use of the simulator will be accessible to any student, school or instructor who wishes to use it for their training, according to officials.
For more information: IMCClubs.org