During the gathering specific goals and missions of IMCCLUBS.org were presented, discussed and met with tremendous enthusiasm and response from the participants. “We are an organized hangar flying movement but our primary goal is instrument proficiency and safety” – said Ken Dustin during the meeting.
IMCClubs.org is planning to announce in the near future with the cooperation of Nashua Flight Simulator a “Simulator Challenge Level”, an additional achievement level for IMC Club members. Also a new member benefit was established by providing the club members with a 10% discount for all training services provided by Nashua Flight Simulator. The Nashua meeting marked the establishment of the fourteenth chapter of IMCClubs.org since September of this year when it entered the national arena.
The IMC Club’s goal is to increase pilot confidence and proficiency in actual IMC conditions. It was established as an additional learning resource for instrument rated pilots and students pursuing their Instrument Rating. To accomplish this, bi-weekly meetings are held to help pilots and students build and maintain their IFR skills and to learn from their peers.
Too often pilots complete their training and then become distracted and disengaged from the flying community. The result is a dangerous lack of proficiency and the loss of support from the flying community as a whole. The IMC Club is mitigating this issue by providing a means of reconnecting pilots with other pilots and instructors. . IMC Club is committed to coaching, training and mentoring pilots to help them fly safely in actual instrument meteorological conditions.
More information can be found at www.imcclubs.org