Redbird Skyport Announces Instrument Proficiency Program

Oshkosh, WI, July 30, 2012 --( Redbird Skyport and IMC Club International announced today the founding the Skyport Chapter of IMC Club to promote instrument flying, proficiency and safety. “IMC Club has created a great structure for instrument pilots to network and learn from each other in a social setting. We are excited to build this program at Skyport,” said Josh Harnagel, Chapter Leader and CFI- I. The first meeting of the grass roots instrument proficiency group will be held on September 13 at 6 PM at Redbird Skyport in San Marcos, TX. The Skyport IMC Club Chapter is open to all current, less-than-current, and future instrument pilots. Monthly meetings will focus on real world instrument flying situations and provide pilots the opportunity to discuss, question and learn from other pilots. Pilots interested in joining the Skyport IMC Club Chapter online by visiting the IMC Club website or by calling Redbird Skyport.

The IMC Club Chapter at Redbird Skyport is designed to create a community of pilots in central Texas that share information, provide recognition, foster communication, promote safety, and build proficiency in instrument flying. Every month the Chapter will discuss an issue or situation as a group and the situation discussed will have a corresponding simulator scenario available all month to members that attend the meeting. “The ability to actually try your hand at the situation discussed in the simulator will be a great addition to our already strong program,” said Radek Wyrzykowski, founder of IMC Club International. The $3 monthly dues allow access to a Members Only section of the IMC Club website with an interactive knowledge database. Active members that attend the monthly meeting get 1 hour of full-motion simulator time to practice the situation in focus that month at no cost.

Redbird Skyport and IMC Club will work together to create simulator scenarios for other chapters that use Redbird Flight Simulations Aviation Training Devices. The scenarios will be distributed to Chapters all over the country for use in the instrument flying proficiency program.

For more information about the Redbird Skyport IMC Club Chapter contact Josh Harnagel at or (512) 878-6670.

About Redbird Skyport
Redbird Skyport is a multi-faceted general aviation services facility, conveniently located at the San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) between Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Skyport is an aviation laboratory that takes the form of a working FBO, aviation experience center and flight training operation, charged with developing innovative solutions to the issues facing the industry.

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About IMC Club International
IMC Club International is a membership based 501(c)3 non-profit started to increase pilot confidence and proficiency by training in actual instrument conditions and discuss their experience in the environment of a chapter meeting. The club was established as a learning resource for instrument-rated pilots, and for students pursuing their instrument ratings. To accomplish this, monthly meetings are held at local chapters around the country to help pilots and students build and maintain their IFR skills, and to share stories and tips from their fellow pilots. With the addition of these three chapters, IMC Club now has 33 chapters around the country.

More information can be found at
Radek Wyrzykowski
125 Access Road, Hangar 10
Hangar 10
Norwood, MA 02062