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About the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center

The EAA Pilot Proficiency Center (PPC) is a skill building and training center for pilots at AirVenture.  It's purpose is to combine relevant safety forums with challenging simulator training sessions that address key safety of flight issues and to also make pilots aware of the enormous benefit of flight simulation devices for proficiency training at home.

Originally conceived by SAFE in 2010 the initiative has grown rapidly with the support of leading aviation industry partners into a prominent venue located at one of the four corners of AirVenture's Boeing Plaza.

If you're a CFI and would like to learn more about opportunities to instruct at the PPC venue at Oshkosh this July, please follow this link:  Instruct at AirVenture '18.

Jack Pelton
EAA Chairman
"I want to personally welcome you to EAA's Pilot Proficiency Center (PPC). We’re extremely excited about the improvements we’ve mage to our program. Our goal for the PPC this year is to provide a seamless learning experience from preflight briefing to post flight evaluation. Our “take away” initiative provides an opportunity for pilots to review their performance at our Oshkosh venue from home. Thank you for coming."
Joe Brown
EAA Proficiency Center Chairman & President of Hartzell Propeller
We’re calling this our breakout year because you won’t need to wait for next summer to be exposed to a first class pilot training venue. We don’t want you to stop training when you leave. Consider your participation in the program at AirVenture as an orientation to resources that you can access at home. We’re making our scenarios available to a nationwide network of simulation centers and qualified instructors so that pilots can keep learning. It’s my goal for the PPC to inspire you to develop a proficiency regimen of your own that you can maintain year round.
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