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July 18, 2012
The demands of flying in instrument meteorological conditions require instrument-rated pilots to maintain not only their currency but their proficiency as well. The IMC Club International will be hosting its IFR Proficiency Center at EAA AirVenture for instrument-rated pilots of all levels.
At 28 chapters across the United States—and one in Botswana—members of the IMC Club gather monthly to discuss IFR operations and use real-world scenarios to hone aeronautical decision-making skills. The club is offering three sessions during AirVenture to give pilots a glimpse of the organization and help improve their safety.
Sponsored by the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association, the IFR Proficiency Center will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on July 23, 25, and 27 in the AirVenture Welcome Center in Oshkosh, Wis. Each session of “hangar flying and mentoring” will be introduced by a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.
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Your mission: Fly with eight F-15s to the Philippines, rejoin, refuel with air tankers, engage an unknown number of Red Air fighters, refuel again, and then return home to Okinawa. And fly with radio silence up to the first contact with the Red Air fighters.
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