March 15, 2017 - Non-instrument rated pilots looking to improve their safety skills and knowledge will now have an additional resource through the new EAA VMC Club. Based on the IMC Club, VMC Club will be a volunteer mentor program designed to enhance pilot proficiency and create a community of aviators to share information and promote safety.
“VMC Club provides organized hangar flying focused on improving aeronautical decision making,” said Radek Wyrzykowski, EAA’s IMC program manager. “We focus on practical knowledge and the exchange of experience because we believe that safety and proficiency are better developed through hands-on knowledge.”
VMC Club will be offered through EAA’s chapter network and there is no cost to chapters or members to participate in the program. Monthly club meetings will use real-world scenarios to engage participants and allow the exchange of information to improve awareness and skills.
More information on VMC Club, including a guide on starting a club in your area, is available on the VMC Club page.