OSHKOSH — The Redbird Skyport Chapter of IMC Club was launched at this year’s AirVenture to promote instrument flying, proficiency and safety at the Texas airport.
“IMC Club has created a great structure for instrument pilots to network and learn from each other in a social setting. We are excited to build this program at Skyport,” said Josh Harnagel, Chapter Leader and CFI- I.
The first meeting of the grass roots instrument proficiency group will be held Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at Redbird Skyport in San Marcos, Texas. The Skyport IMC Club Chapter is open to all current, less-than-current, and future instrument pilots. Monthly meetings will focus on real world instrument flying situations and provide pilots the opportunity to discuss, question and learn from other pilots.
The IMC Club Chapter at Redbird Skyport is designed to create a community of pilots in central Texas that share information, provide recognition, foster communication, promote safety, and build proficiency in instrument flying. Every month the chapter will discuss an issue or situation as a group and the situation discussed will have a corresponding simulator scenario available all month to members that attend the meeting.
“The ability to actually try your hand at the situation discussed in the simulator will be a great addition to our already strong program,” said Radek Wyrzykowski, founder of IMC Club International.
The $3 monthly dues allow access to a Members Only section of the IMC Club website with an interactive knowledge database. Active members who attend the monthly meeting get one hour of full-motion simulator time to practice the situation in focus that month at no cost.
Redbird Skyport and IMC Club will work together to create simulator scenarios for other chapters that use Redbird Flight Simulations Aviation Training Devices. The scenarios will be distributed to chapters all over the country for use in the instrument flying proficiency program.