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What are VMC and IMC Clubs - Mastering the Art of Aviation
Scenario Based Discussion: Organized “Hangar Flying” Focused On Building Proficiency In General Aviation
Date and Time:
Saturday, June 29, 2019, starting at 11:00 Eastern Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Radek Wyrzykowski, EAA Manager of Flight Proficiency & Founder of IMC Clubs
Brief Description:

Learn about IMC & VMC Clubs and participate in a scenario discussion lead by the founder of the IMC/VMC Clubs, Radek Wyrzykowski, who is now EAA’s Manager of Flight Proficiency.  Every month throughout the country, pilots participate in IMC and VMC Club meetings where they network and share knowledge and experiences as they discuss a specific flight scenario.

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Location of Seminar:
EAA Chapter 106 hangar - Gate 4 – 400 HOLT RD, North Andover, MA
400 Holt Rd

North Andover, MA 01845
Directions to Venue:

No GPS address for airport GATE 4, so when near 400 Holt Rd, follow the EAA signs. Please arrive between 9:00-10:30 when we will have someone manning the gate for entry.  Outside those times, please call the number on the paper taped to the yellow post for someone to come let you in.  MAP at this LINK: www.106.eaachapter.org/ourhangar.htm

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Fly-in Seminar?:
60 seats at the facility, 51 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Penny Bowman
Phone: (508) 284-5592
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

About IMC & VMC Clubs

The IMC Club’s purpose is to promote instrument flying, proficiency, and safety. The intent is to create a community of pilots willing to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety, and build proficiency in instrument flying. EAA’s IMC Club chapters offer monthly meetings in which pilots can network and share knowledge and experiences.   (Learn more at:  https://eaa.org/imcclub)    

Non-instrument rated pilots who want to improve their proficiency now have an excellent new resource through EAA’s VMC Club.   (Learn more at:  https://eaa.org/vmcclub )      

About our speaker: 

Radek Wyrzykowski, EAA Manager of Flight Proficiency & Founder of IMC Clubs

Born in Poland in 1960, Radek Wyrzykowski came to the US as a political refugee. Radek obtained his Professional Pilot degree from Mohawk Valley, under the SUNY Albany program and has more than 6000 hours dual given. He was the Chief Flight Instructor for Horizon Aviation, Inc., from 2007 to 2009, the Chief Flight Instructor for Northampton Aeronautics from 2005 to 2007. He was a correspondent and contributor to a Polish general aviation magazine PILOT Club where he published many of his articles. Radek’s articles were also published in numerous US-based aviation papers and magazines.

He is a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument and Multi-Engine Instructor, he is the founder of IMC Club International and served as a President of that organization. He serves now as a Manager of Flight Proficiency at the Experimental Aircraft Association.


This seminar is being held at the 2019 NorthEast Experimental Fly-In (FREE Admission, Seminars, & Parking) where many homebuilt aircraft are expected to be on display, including several Van’s RV and Rutan canard aircraft, as well as Zenith, Sonex, Kitfox, Challenger and more.

There will be four seminars - for active pilots as well as builders of E/A-B aircraft:
1. 09:30 am – EA6192822
    Building your own kit aircraft – What’s involved? – by Robert Di Meo
2. 09:30 am – 
    ADS-B - are YOU ready for 2020? – by: Russ Kelsea, John Merriman, and Rick Kloeppel
3. 11:00 am – 
    What are VMC & IMC Clubs? - Mastering the Art of Aviation – by Wyrzykowski
4. 01:00pm (1300) – 
    Electrical Systems on homebuilt aircraft – by Robert Di Meo

  Please taxi to the junction of DELTA & ECHO at LWM;  Ground team will identify parking for homebuilts. 
PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT:   Please park on the North Ramp (next to Echo). Available spaces will be identified with a chalk circle around the number.
Turn onto Holt Rd off Rt-125 in No. Andover, then turn right (Clark St).  GATE 4 will be on the left and will be manned 9-10:30am. There will also be a cell phone # sheet on the yellow post to call for an escort in.
MAP LINK and where to park on this page:    www.106.eaachapter.org/ourhangar.htm

SPONSOR:     EAA Chapter 106 www.106.EAAchapter.org is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) educational public charity.  EAA106 organizes and hosts this annual event which showcases amateur-built aircraft and offers several seminars throughout the day (similar to Oshkosh ‘forums’. We offer educational seminars and programs for pilots as well as those building their own aircraft throughout the year. The educational benefit is the reason EAA106 offers this FREE event, but come hungry – the chapter will have breakfast (9-10 am) & lunch (11 am-1 p) available to help offset their speaker and other expenses.

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