Get Fit for Flight.

 
Your personal path to proficiency begins here.
 
The Spring to Proficiency Clinic 2024
Two Classes
 
Advanced VFR:  April 26th - April 28th
Advanced IFR:   April 29th - May 01     
EAA Pilot Proficiency Center at OSH   
 
REGISTER $1595 $1649
Early bird pricing. Each class limited to 20 learners
 
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Removing the Rust
Being a safe and proficient pilot requires dedicated, continuous training. And that’s not always easy to get, especially this time of year! Rust buildup is bad for metal but it’s downright dangerous for pilots. You want to sharpen your flying skills before you take to the skies. You want to be as good a pilot as can be.
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Personal Instruction

You and a training partner will be paired with a qualified instructor who knows your flying profile and what you need to work on.

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Hands-on Workshops

Discover aviation through hands-on learning with practical, engaging workshops led by seasoned aviation professionals.

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Flight Simulation

Master flying in a safe, simulated environment, guided by experts to navigate diverse and challenging aviation scenarios.


Train hard.  Fly safe.
Most GA pilots don’t follow a regular training program that keeps their skills sharp and fresh. Yet, any pilot, pro and part-timers alike, can suddenly be faced with challenging situations that require their best game to solve the problem.  The principles, tools and techniques that military and commercial pilots use to reach a true correlation level of learning are available to GA pilots too.
 
Those that fly the least, train the least.  This is fundamentally backwards.  The average GA part-time pilot flies 50-100 hours per year.  Military and commercial airline pilots fly thousands of hours annually and undergo rigorous recurrent training.

At Spring to Proficiency you will be immersed in a series of knowledge-based workshops, flight simulation exercises and real world scenarios. You’ll learn in an intimate workshop format and then apply these acquired skills in a Redbird advanced aviation training device (flight simulator) with exercises and challenging scenarios.  Each class is limited to 20 students.

You will expand your flight envelope so that you’ll feel more comfortable being uncomfortable. You’ll leave the clinic a more confident pilot and with your own year round proficiency plan to implement at home.  This is much more than a weekend of solid training, it's a new mindset for pilot proficiency.
 
We'll do hard things together and learn more.

Highlights from Last Year
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Features and Benefits
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VFR & IFR Flying

Relevant for the weekend VFR pilot or the IFR commuter.  It's about safety.

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Personal Syllabus

This clinic is not for everybody, it's for you.  Train for the flying you love.

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Flight Simulation

Get deep practice and hands-on learning with custom sim exercises and scenarios.

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Team Training

You and a partner share your own instructor.  You'll work as a team and on your own.

Fun

Fun

Make new friends and share your training experience with your fellow classmates.

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Community

Stay in touch with your training partner and your classmates.  Keep learning year round.

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FAA WINGS Credit

Earn knowledge credit for the clinic and get flight credit for the final mission.

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Accomodations

Save with discounts at the Hilton Garden Inn. Taxi your plane to the hotel ramp.

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Year-round Training Plan

You and your instructor will create your own Proficiency365™ training plan.

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+ Train in Your Airplane

Train with an instructor in your airplane.  Get that flight review you need (additional charge).


 

Clinic Program and Schedule

Advanced VFR Weekend

April 26-28, 2024 (20 students)

Friday 12:00 - Sunday 12:00

 

Welcome to a weekend of optimal learning.  You'll gain skills that will lead to safer flight and develop an outlook for year-round proficiency training.   At Spring to Proficiency you won't just learn, you'll do.  You'll be immersed in hands-on workshops and then directed to apply your acquired knowledge in the sim.

The EAA Pilot Proficiency Center (PPC) is first-class training environment with classrooms, dedicated briefing space, and twelve state of the art Redbird flight simulation devices.  These aren't your daddy's sims.  Each Redbird LD is equipped with virtual ATC from PilotEdge, current navigation data from RealNav, synchronized own ship capability with ForeFlight, CloudAhoy for debriefing and all-glass panels.

You and your partner will work as a team with your own flight instructor.  The three of you with work together, each training to reach your goals.  The teaching approach is immersive and personal.  Regardless of your experience you will feel ample pressure to expand your flight envelope and embed newly acquired knowledge and skills that you can put to work in your airplane.  

You'll come home a more confident pilot and with your own customized Proficiency365™ training plan.

Friday
12:00 - 12:30            Check-In (Lunch served)
12:30 - 13:00            Welcome and Introductions
13:00 - 14:30            Redbird Sim Orientation
14:30 - 15:30            Workshop
15:30 - 16:30            Partnered Sim Time & Creation of Learner’s Clinic Goals
16:30 - 17:30            Workshop
17:30 - 18:30            Partnered Sim Exercises
18:30 - 20:30            VIP EAA Museum Tour and Private Dinner
18:30 - 20:30            Optional Sim Time
Saturday
07:00 - 08:00            Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00            Workshop
09:00 - 12:00            Partnered Sim Exercises
12:00 - 13:00            Lunch
13:00 - 14:00            Workshop
14:00 - 17:00            Partnered Sim Exercises
17:00 - 18:00            Final Mission Scenario Assignments
18:00 - 20:00            Free Sim Time (Dinner on your Own)

Sunday                
07:00 - 08:00            Breakfast

                                  Learners Split into 2 Groups
08:00 - 09:30            Group 1:  Final Mission Scenario

                                 Group 2:  Proficiency365™ plan

09:30 - 11:00            Group 1:  Proficiency365™ plan

                                 Group 2: Final Mission Scenario
11:00 - 11:30            Final Mission Debrief
11:30 - 12:00            Clinic Closing Remarks


Advanced IFR Proficiency Clinic

April 29 - May 1, 2024 (20 students)

Monday 12:00 - Wednesday 12:00

Instrument flight can be challenging with demanding situations that seem to appear at the worst time, especially flying single pilot IFR. Are you really prepared for heavy IMC? Are you comfortable flying in the system?  Can you handle the unexpected?  Do you know your equipment?

Jump start your flying season with a renewed focus on proficiency and safety. You and a fellow teammate will be paired with an instructor for hours of knowledge, procedural and scenario-based training. Enhance your precision and decision-making skills with sophisticated simulations and workshops.

Your IFR clinic begins just after registration.  We'll work to get to know your flying style, needs and desires before your arrive so that your instructor is ready with your personal syllabus.  You'll be matched with a training teammate and you'll train together and on your own.

You'll attend workshops and then apply what you've learned in the sim flying select mission exercises and scenarios.  All of the Redbird sims are equipped with live ATC, synchronized ownship capability with ForeFlight, current navigation data and G1000 glass panels.  It's as real as it gets. 

Monday
12:00 - 12:30            Check-In (Lunch served)
12:30 - 13:00            Welcome and Introductions
13:00 - 14:30            Redbird Sim Orientation
14:30 - 15:30            Workshop
15:30 - 16:30            Partnered Sim Time & Creation of Learner’s Clinic Goals
16:30 - 17:30            Workshop
17:30 - 18:30            Partnered Sim Exercises
18:30                        Dinner on your own
18:30 - 20:30            Optional Sim Time
Tuesday
07:00 - 08:00            Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00            Workshop
09:00 - 12:00            Partnered Sim Exercises
12:00 - 13:00            Lunch
13:00 - 14:00            Workshop
14:00 - 17:00            Partnered Sim Exercises
17:00 - 18:00            Final Mission Scenario Assignments
18:00 - 20:00            VIP Tour and Dinner at EAA Museum

Wednesday         
07:00 - 08:00            Breakfast

                                  Learners Split into 2 Groups
08:00 - 09:30            Group 1:  Final Mission Scenario

                                  Group 2:  Proficiency365™ plan development               

09:30 - 11:00            Group 1:  Proficiency365™ plan development

                                 Group 2: Final Mission Scenario
11:00 - 11:30            Final Mission Debrief
11:30 - 12:00            Clinic Closing Remarks


REGISTER $1595 $1649
FAQ
What is Proficiency365™ ?

Proficiency365™ is a year round personal pilot proficiency training program. 

Your three days of immersion training will yield enormous benefits but the key is to continue your training when you go home.  Pilots flying 50-100 hours per year, even with annual recurrent training, risk periodic short term decay and steady long term decay if they allow gaps in their training regimen.

Proficiency365™ provides a custom monthly program for pilots to follow.  Monthly training makes time for refining existing, and building new, skills.  

The centerpiece of the chronic proficiency program is the P365 worksheet. The X & Y axes delineate elements of a training regimen over time.  Each month offers opportunities for practice approaches, emergencies, departure procedures, etc.  The initial plan is set up by the CA advocate based on their findings of the pilot applicant.

This is your proficiency diet.  Your monthly path to proficiency.  Learn more about P365 here.

What is your refund policy?
Full, no questions asked, refunds available until March 15th, 2024.  Then full credit for future clinics and select Community Aviation programming.
Where should I stay?
The EAA is reserving a block of rooms at a discount rate at the Hilton Garden Inn.  We'll reach out to you when the discount is active.  The hotel is conveniently located near the clinic location.  It also has a dedicated ramp for airplane parking.
Do I need to rent a car?
We'll have shuttle service to and from the Hilton Garden Inn.  However you are certainly free to drive your own car to the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center.  There is ample parking there.
You didn't answer my question.
I'm Billy, the president of Community Aviation.  Call me please.  I would love to talk with you and answer any questions you may have.  Schedule a time with me here.  Thank you.
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