The newest chapter of the IMC Club has opened in the heart of Manhattan, New York.
Hosted by the Manhattan Flight Club, it is intended to serve pilots who work and the New York City traffic prevents them from getting to their local airport on a regular basis and stay proficient and current.
The Manhattan Flight Club was launched to create a home for aviation in the center of Manhattan. The focus is on building the aviation community, facilitating educational opportunities, and providing access to FAA-approved training devices in s SIM Lab.
“I’ve been lucky to have been around aviation since I was a kid, and was able to get my private and instrument by age 18. Flying provided a solid foundation and exposed me to a sense of responsibility and adventure that still drives me to this day,” said Taylor Jobe, the Manhattan Flying Club president, founder and the IMC Club Manhattan Chapter Leader.
IMC Club, through its worldwide chapters, provides organized “hangar flying” focused on building proficiency in instrument flying. The club brings together IFR-rated pilots who fly in the real-world “actual IMC” and provide them an opportunity to share stories, network with the larger pilot community, and gain insights and tips for their IFR flying..
The IMC Club is open to all current, non-current, and future instrument pilots.
Since its inception in 2011 supported by the aviation industry members like Hartzel Propeller and Jeppesen, IMC Club International grew from four pilots in Norwood, Mass., to more than 2,700 registered members and more than 125 chapters.