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More detailed information immediately available to pilots

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 30, 2020) — The newly enhanced 2.0 version of the SkillScore Tracker from the Experimental Aircraft Association has expanded technology that makes more detailed information available so pilots can gauge their flying proficiency and take steps to enhance their skills.

The EAA SkillScore Tracker was introduced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 as the first resource that allows pilots to measure flying proficiency on an EAA web portal or their mobile devices. Using data generated by the CloudAhoy mobile app, pilots can track flying consistency and stability. Using this data, the EAA SkillScore Tracker will generate a comprehensive, personalized and confidential SkillScore, confirming a pilot’s overall strengths or need for additional work. This resource is available to all EAA members.

“The success of the SkillScore Tracker over its first year allowed EAA and CloudAhoy to further develop and evolve the technology to provide even more valuable information for pilots,” said Radek Wyrzykowski, EAA’s manager of flight proficiency. “The goal with this enhanced information is building proficiency and safety for all aviators by suggesting areas of improvement.”

Instead of a single overall score that measures pilot proficiency, SkillScore 2.0 has individual results for specific skill and areas of activity that include:

  • Quality of flight (encompassing such factors as stability of landing approach, maintaining altitude in straight-and-level flight and turns, and quality of FAA-standard maneuvers such as steep turns)
  • Number of takeoffs and landings within the last 90 days
  • Number of flights with a flight instructor
  • Time spent in the air

“Tracking and measuring in an organized manner means that every flight is an even better opportunity for pilots to improve their skills,” Wyrzykowski said. “When coupled with CloudAhoy’s standard app, EAA SkillScore Tracker is the best way to track your progress, without the time and expense of unnecessary effort, so you can continually build your abilities with every flight.”

More information about the EAA SkillScore Tracker is available at EAA.org/Proficiency. It is part of EAA Proficiency365®, where pilots can develop and refine skills that make them a better, safer pilot. EAA Proficiency365® also features IMC Clubs and VMC Clubs for local flying groups, EAA Virtual Flight Academy, flight planning tool marketplace, and information about the Pilot Proficiency Center pavilion featured each year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh including in a virtual way in 2020 during EAA’s Spirit of Aviation Week.

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