EAA’s New VMC Club

Non-instrument rated pilots who want to improve their proficiency now have an excellent new resource through EAA’s VMC Club.

The VMC Club is modeled after the popular IMC Club concept which provides organized “hangar flying” focused on building proficiency in instrument flying. The VMC Club will do the same, but for pilots who are not instrument rated and fly primarily under visual flight rules and under VMC.

The VMC Club offers monthly meetings in which pilots can network and share knowledge and experience. The meetings use real-world scenarios to engage members, and allow a free exchange of information that improves awareness and skills. The intent is to create a community of pilots willing to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety, and build proficiency.

All EAA members are automatically eligible to take part in VMC and IMC Club programs in their local chapters. VMC Club is supported by Jeppesen.

Charles (Chuck) Kyle has offered to serve as VMC coordinator for EAA 186 to handle startup and organization/scheduling of monthly meetings. To operate meetings with EAA blessings, we need the coordinator plus a consulting CFI and at least three “founding” members. The purpose of having an associated CFI is to have someone to consult in case VMC club members have questions for which they need professional judgement. Chuck will give a short presentation to the chapter at our meeting on Saturday, July 15 about this new program. We believe that this programs will help make our members safer and more confident by sharing their experiences and learning from the experiences of others.