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McGregor EAA Chapter 59 - IMC/VMC Club/Safety Meeting and Fly-In Pancake Breakfast
IMC/VMC Club Question of the Month – Waco Area ATC, IFR and Simulator Scenario
Date and Time:
Saturday, November 6, 2021, starting at 08:30 Central Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Dick Campbell, Eric Rutherford, and Dave Reynolds
Brief Description:

A Fly-In “Pancake Breakfast” and educational event is planned for Saturday, November 6, 2021 at McGregor Executive Airport (KPWG).    The FAASTeam - WINGS Program will begin at 10:00 AM following breakfast served beginning at 8:30 AM. 

“Prior to attending a safety seminar please review and abide by current CDC, State and Local health guidelines.”

Everyone is invited to register and attend.  Some will choose to fly in and others may choose to drive and there is ample parking for both airplanes and cars.  

In addition to our usual discussion "Our program will feature our guest speaker, Waco Regional Air Traffic Controller Eric Rutherford discussing Safety of Airport Operations in the Waco area and a Q&A session.



Simulator Scenario Discussion:      Off Schedule Departure

You are the pilot of a Cessna 172 visiting friends for the weekend in Berlin, New Hampshire. You had planned to depart Berlin Regional (KBML) on Sunday, but decided to wait until Monday when the weather would be clear. However, you’ve just received a phone call, and a family emergency back home in Syracuse, NY now requires that return as soon as possible.

Fortunately, the weather at your destination KSYR is completely clear and the last half of your flight will be VMC. So, you decide to make an IFR departure from KBML with a final cruise altitude of 6000 MSL.

All navigational aids and equipment are functioning properly and there are no GPS outages are expected.

        METAR:  KBML 061600Z AUTO 11006KT 1SM OVC009 10/8 A2992 RMK AO2

You pick up your clearance on the ground from Boston Center over the phone. What should you include in your flight planning? The scenario ends when you reach your cruising altitude.

This is not a competition! It is an exercise to provide common ground for discussion with other pilots.

In the time remaining, we will review the Wings Program and discuss how to make it work for you.    Until then, stay safe and we hope to see you at the meeting. 

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Location of Seminar:
Waco/McGregor Executive Airport (PWG)
27474 US-84
EAA Chpt #59 Hangar Facility
Mc Gregor, TX 76657
Directions to Venue:

Travel West on US 84 E from Waco towards McGregor, turn right into airport entrance just past the Exxon station and then first right past fuel tanks, direct to EAA hanger facility.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  PWG
25 seats at the facility, 12 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
San Antonio FAASTeam
Contact Information:
Dick Campbell
Phone: 254/644-8054
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Our appreciation to our volunteers that prepare, serve, and clean up after breakfast.

What is the purpose of the IMC Club:

The IMC Club is an EAA’s Flight Proficiency Center’s initiative and provides an organized "hangar flying" opportunity at each meeting. This meeting is open to all current, non-current, and future instrument pilots!   Membership in the EAA/IMC Club is encouraged generally but is not required to participate in this meeting…and there is no fee. 

Our purpose is to create a community of pilots to share information, foster communications, promote a safety culture, and build proficiency in instrument flying.   As a professional CFII/MEI, Radek Wyrzykowski conceived of a volunteer mentor program to help instrument pilots improve their proficiency.  Now, as the director of the EAA’s Flight Proficiency Program, he coordinates over 450 IMC and VMC Clubs around the world.

What should I bring:

Bring your thoughts, experiences, and questions and be willing to share them with the group as the meeting is designed to be interactive and participatory.  A guided discussion is a fundamental element of the IMC Club meeting.  Many have found it helpful to have a copy of their reference charts, flight or GPS manual, and the like.  If you navigate with an iPad, EFB. or EFD, you might want to reference it as well.


Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Conduct or support an EAA Chapter safety meeting
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