EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — A newly formed Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) subsidiary and IMC Club International have entered into a license agreement that will provide IMC flight proficiency programming to EAA and its chapters around the world.
The agreement comes three months after EAA and IMC Club officials signed a letter of intent to explore an EAA acquisition. The license agreement will result in IMC Club’s chapter resources and offerings being created and distributed as new programs produced by the EAA subsidiary, EAA IMC, LLC, to EAA chapters and members.
IMC Club’s 2,350 members will become EAA members immediately. For IMC’s 126 chapters, beginning in the first quarter of 2016, those with neighboring EAA chapters will be encouraged to merge into the EAA chapter, while IMC Club chapters without a nearby EAA affiliation will be encouraged to become new EAA chapters.
In addition, IMC Club founder Radek Wyrzykowski will join the new EAA subsidiary as Manager of Flight Proficiency and continue to develop programs and activities to promote flying proficiency, including the build-out of EAA’s Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture.
“It is important to maintain and expand the reach of IMC Club programming while allowing the content to remain free of charge. This integration into EAA allows us to do exactly that,” Wyrzykowski said. “At the same time, this agreement brings our flight safety programs and scenarios to more aviators through the worldwide reach and visibility that only EAA can provide.”