IMC/VMC Safety Forum

The purpose of the IMC/VMC Safety Forum is to promote Safety and Proficiency in our flying. It’s a support group to connect experienced pilots with less experienced and provides helping hands to our flying family in the IFR system. We encourage all pilots to get out and receive as much instrument training as possible. The meetings are about learning from each other and sharing our flying experiences through organized hangar flying. We encourage pilots to get out and fly and have fun. Both IFR and VFR Pilots are invited to attend.

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The purpose of the IMC/VMC Safety Forum is to promote Safety and Proficiency in our flying. It’s a support group to connect experienced pilots with less experienced and provides helping hands to our flying family in the IFR system. We encourage all pilots to get out and receive as much instrument training as possible. The meetings are about learning from each other and sharing our flying experiences through organized hangar flying. We encourage pilots to get out and fly and have fun. Both IFR and VFR Pilots are invited to attend. 

The IMC/VMC Safety Forum meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (No December Meeting) at 19:00.  Our venue is at KCXO in the Galaxy FBO.  Our meeting agenda consists of brief announcements, a short aviation safety moment, and a main safety topic or speaker.  We encourage everyone’s input, suggestions, and stories during the discussions. 

Tommy Fankhauser                                                                                                                                EAA Chapter 302                                                                                                                                  IMC/VMC Safety Forum Coordinator                                                                                  tfankyt@aol.com                                                                                                                                   435-322-0528 

Upcoming Summer Topics:

Listen to Tips for Flying into AirVenture 2017 Webinar at: (from June 14th IMC meeting)

  • Go to your Browser and type in WWW.EAAVIDEO.ORG and type in Search Box: Tips for Flying into AirVenture 2017.

You can always go to EAAVIDEO.ORG for past webinars and videos. 

July 12th  – 19:00 Start Time. Weather Challenge!!! Air Safety Institute safety seminar.

  • Wings Credit!!!!
  • Guest Speaker: Pat Brown Gold Seal CFII/MEI/Glider/CSIP; 2013 FAA Southwest Region CFI of the Year and Texas You Can Fly Ambassador AOPA
  • A look at the basic workings of highs, lows, fronts, etc., and the weather associated.
  • Review decoding TAFS and Metars and the info that can be gleaned you may miss using decoded briefings.
  • An in-depth explanation about ADS-B vs XM weather and what WE see vs what ATC sees.
  • A look at case studies of weather related accidents, make go-no go decisions based on scenarios described in the slide show. 

August – Topics: Advantages of Instrument Training for VFR Pilots and Engine Oil Analysis: Guest Speaker Wayne Odegard: CEO and Chemical Engineer of Aviation Laboratories will give the finer point and uses of the Engine Oil Analysis process.

Coming in the Fall: Dates yet to be announced

  • Flying event in the Fall to honor Texas Aviation History month in November.
  • Foreflight Representative to discuss & Explain New upgrades to Foreflight. 

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, Sep 9 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, Sep 13 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 11 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 14 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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