by Jenny Furst on April 19, 2017

CFI members of SAFE and NAFI are needed to volunteer their professional skills to help staff the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, July 24 – 30.  CFIs will be provided housing and transportation to and from the grounds.

Volunteer instructors will be providing tech talks and help with both VFR and IFR flight scenarios in Redbird Flight AATDs.  To apply to volunteer please click here.

This year, the Center will operate two 4-hour sessions each day from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. A total of 28 flight instructors are needed each day: twelve CFI’s at each session to operate the Redbird AATDs and an additional two in the Ready Room to assist pilots in selecting the scenarios they would like to fly.

A few volunteers are also needed for EAA PPC setup on Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23, and there will be a training session for CFIs on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

About the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center 2017:

Flight instructors and aviation companies are joining forces during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 to bring back the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center and build on past years’ successes in improving pilot skills and enhancing safety with participants at the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.”

During EAA AirVenture 2017 (July 24-30) the Center will again feature “Tech Talks, VFR and IFR flight scenarios in Redbird Flight AATDs, the opportunity to work with certificated flight instructors and more. The EAA Pilot Proficiency Center is dedicated to improving the skills of pilots. This year’s EAA PPC will operate 12 Redbird LDs, one Redbird MCX and one Redbird Xwind. The Pilot Proficiency Center is open to all pilots who want to improve their flying skills as well as to non-pilots. It will feature IFR and stick & rudder flight challenges as well as forum programs.

Thousands of pilots have participated in the flight simulations, seminars, and other activities of the Proficiency Center that expanded their knowledge, their flying skills and built their confidence to handle specific situations they face while flying. That group included pilots who sought to enhance their instrument flying abilities as well as those looking to improve their stick-and-rudder skills.

Along with EAA and the EAA IMC Club, the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center is supported by AOPA, David Clark, Hartzell, Jeppesen, Mindstar Aviation, NAFI, PilotEdge, Plane and Pilot, Redbird Flight, and SAFE.

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