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IMC Club Meeting
Organized 'Hangar Flying' Event to Discuss Possible Reactions and Alternatives to Unusual IFR Scenarios.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, starting at 19:00 Central Standard Time Download Calendar File
Moderator - Dick Fechter
Brief Description:

During this hour-long event, we will discuss our aeronautical decision making opinions about how we might handle challenging IMC situations.  The idea is to gain knowledge by thinking about potential IFR problems and  listening to fellow pilot's ideas.  We will also discuss other IFR ideas, regulations and techniques.  Check for cancellations at http://eaa100.org.

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Location of Seminar:
Great Planes Aviation / Rochester IAP, MN
7300 Brataas Drive SW
2nd floor
Rochester, MN 55902
Directions to Venue:

Rochester International Airport located west of Highway 63, South of Rochester and North of I-90. Take the County Rd 16 SW exit off Highway 63 to the west.  Take the "General Aviation" turn-in that is just west of the airline terminal turn-in.  Great Planes Aviation is the first building as you drive toward Signature Flight Support.  It is sometimes referred to as the "Old Weather Building".  The door is on the SE side of the building.

Fly-ins can park at Signature Flight Support and walk to the Great Planes Aviation Building.  Tell Signature you are there for the IMC Club meeting and there will not be a handling fee.


Fly-in Seminar?:
25 seats at the facility, 16 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Minnesota FAASTeam
Contact Information:
Dick Fechter
Phone: (507) 272-5099
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

What is the IMC Club?

IMC Club, through its nationwide chapters, provides organized "hangar flying" focused on building instrument flying knowledge and skills. The organization network promotes a safety culture through continued education and believes that safety and proficiency are developed through education and experience. Monthly meetings offer an opportunity to share in-flight experiences and valuable safety tips. Through the FAA Safety Program, aviation professionals offer informative WINGS presentations.  You do not have to be an instrument rated pilot to attend. EAA membership or membership in the international IMC Club is encouraged but not required.  Our local EAA Chapter 100 link to our IMC Club is http://eaa100.44rf.com/imcclub/imcclub.htm and the National EAA link is https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-communities-and-interests/imc-club. 

IMC Club is the brain child of Radek Wyrzykowski; a Master Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument and Multi-Engine Instructor.  As a flight instructor in Norwood, Massachusetts, Radek developed a volunteer mentor program to help instrument pilots improve their proficiency, and they loved it.

What is the purpose of IMC Club?

At IMC Club, our purpose is to promote instrument flying, proficiency and safety.  Along with IFR flying and monthly local chapter meetings, we offer a resource-rich website which provides an electronic experience base.

Our intent is to create a community of pilots in order to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety and build proficiency in instrument flying.  IMC Club chapters offer monthly meetings in which pilots can network and share knowledge and experiences.

Do you need to bring anything?

First, bring your thoughts or story and be willing to share them with the group.  This meeting is very interactive.  Participation by the group is a key element to the IMC Club meeting.

Others have found it helpful to bring along a copy of their flight manual, GPS manual, and charts.  If you navigate with an iPad, bring it along.

Who can attend?

You don't need an instrument rating to attend.  This meeting is open to all current, non-current, and future instrument pilots.

For more information about the IMC Club, please visit http://www.eaa.org/imcclub or http://eaa100.org/imcclub

Our thanks to Great Planes Aviation, EAA Chapter 100, Signature Flight Support and The Rochester Airport for their support of this program.

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 Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
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