July 16, 2013 - Instrument-rated pilots and those in training are invited to join Hartzell Propeller Inc., Hartzell Engine Technologies, and IMC Club International as they co-host the IFR Proficiency Center Monday through Friday during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
The IMC Club will host interactive forums each day, followed by a lunch, but they are limited to the first 100 guests. The IFR Center is located immediately south of show center on the flightline, and admission will begin each morning at 10:45.
Invitations are available with proof of an IFR rating, and can be picked up at either of the Hartzell booths in Hangar A (Hartzell Engine Technologies 1053-1055, or Hartzell Propeller 1035-1037), or at any of the static display exhibits of OEM manufacturers of IFR-capable aircraft.
Each day a guest host is featured at the IFR sessions, as well as the luncheon. The IFR Proficiency Center's schedule of guest hosts includes:
- Monday, July 29 - J. Mac McClellan, EAA
- Tuesday, July 30 - Earl Weener, NTSB member
- Wednesday, July 31 - Radek Wyrzykowski, IMC Club president
- Thursday, August 1 - Mike Goulian, air show pilot, ATP
- Friday, August 2 - Robert Goyer, editor-in-chief, Flying magazine
"This venue is perfect for raising the visibility and importance of IFR proficiency," said J.J. Frigge, Hartzell Propeller executive vice president. "For a week, Oshkosh is home to more than half a million aviation enthusiasts and we intend to keep building on that premise."
Those with invitations are also welcomed to stay at the IFR Proficiency Center after lunch to watch the daily air shows.