To all my aviation friends!
Late in September, I accepted the position of Aviation Teacher in a local aviation high school program in my neighborhood. Because of this, plus various medical issues that I am facing, we have decided with my family that I don't have the energy necessary to continue all projects that I would still love so much to do. The only responsible thing to do is to hang up my aviation proficiency headset and concentrate on my local teaching job. Honestly, I don't have the energy to do what I have been doing up to this point.
The Pilot Proficiency Network's idea was to take the IMC Club philosophy to the next level. I am sure many of you will carry forward the legacy of the IMC Club and its objectives. As long as we work on improving safety, it doesn't matter what name or banner it is under as long as the objectives are met.
It is not easy for me to make this decision, but life sometimes requires us to divert to an alternate airport. This website will close on December 31, 2022
Radek Wyrzykowski, the founder and creator of the IMC Club and PPN
I am sure I don’t need to stress the importance of proficiency in aviation. We all know it is not only necessary but also a crucial and critical aspect of anything we do.
The IMC Club concept was born decades ago when I had completed my first solo instrument flight in actual IMC. It happened the day after I got my instrument rating. It was then that I realized that I was not ready for that experience, in total contrast to what my FAA certificate said. My realization made me conclude that the training and minimum knowledge required by the government have nothing to do with my safety and skill. Practical knowledge will make someone a good and safe pilot, but it will only come with experience. It has been a long journey since our first meeting in Norwood, MA, in 2010. It was a pleasure and privilege to work with you all! Thank you all for your involvement and support over all those years. Without you, this journey would not be possible. I am sure, by your involvement, you all were able to save lives. Sometimes without even knowing it.