Hartzell Propeller, Hartzell Engine Technologies Partnering With IMC Club to Host IFR Proficiency Center at Oshkosh

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Piqua, Ohio, and Norwood, MA, July 15, 2013....IMC Club International, Inc. is partnering with Hartzell Propeller Inc. and its sister company Hartzell Engine Technologies to host an IFR Proficiency Center from Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2 during AirVenture 2013 (Oshkosh).  

Hartzell has secured a flight-line tent where the IMC Club will host daily IFR “brain teasers” in interactive forums followed by lunch for up to 100 guests. The sessions are open to IFR rated pilots or those in training. Admission begins at 10:45 each day.

Radek Wyrzykowski, IMC Club founder and president said, “Most IFR pilots strive to improve their professionalism as they build time. It takes work to get better, and learning from others is essential. At Club meetings, we call this “hangar flying. Our daily program at AirVenture will reflect the same kind of IFR problem solving and thinking skills that we sharpen at our monthly chapter meetings.”

The daily IFR “brain-teasers” and lunch will take place at Hartzell’s IFR Proficiency Center,located immediately south of show center on the flight line.

Guest hosts are featured at the IFR sessions and luncheons, which are limited to 100 qualified visitors daily:

- MONDAY 7/29 - Guest Host, Mac McClellan, EAA
- TUESDAY 7/30 - Guest Host NTSB Member, Earl Weener
- WEDNESDAY 7/31 - Guest Host Radek Wyrzykowski, president, IMC Club International
- THURSDAY 8/1 - Guest Host Mike Goulian, airshow pilot and ATP
- FRIDAY 8/2 - Guest Host Robert Goyer, Editor-in-Chief, Flying Magazine.

J.J. Frigge, executive vice-president of Hartzell Propeller, added, “This venue is perfect for raising the visibility and importance of IFR proficiency. For a week Oshkosh is home to more than half a million aviation enthusiasts and we intend to keep building on that premise.”

As an additional outreach to IFR pilots and those in training, Hartzell invites pilots and their guests to view the daily air show, 2 pm - 6 pm, from the Hartzell IFR Proficiency Center adjacent to the flight line. Invitations to the Hartzell IFR Proficiency Center, both for the daily IFR “brain teasers” and air show viewing may be picked up at the Hartzell Propeller and Hartzell Engine Technologies booths in Building A. Invitations are also available at the static display exhibits of all OEM manufacturers of IFR capable aircraft.

IMC Club’s 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. 

Hartzell Propeller is widely recognized as the leader in advanced propeller design and manufacturing technology. The company has developed the next generation of propellers based upon innovative "blended airfoil" technology and is manufacturing these blades using a combination of revolutionary machining centers and robotics; and with its new ASC-II™ composite technology, to provide mission-optimized performance for its customers.