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Thursday, July 27

7:30 – 8:30 AM



Take-off is the initial phase of flight and often the place where problems are confusing, difficult to analyze and time to react is short. Join AOPA in utilizing cockpit video and computer animations to evaluate actual take-off accident scenarios. Analyze confusing events, think through limited information scenarios and decide a course of action. Join group discussions to make decisions that surprised pilots had only seconds to make.  

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Radek Wyrzkowski

Discover IMC Club - Master the Art of Instrument Navigation

At IMC Club, our purpose is to promote instrument flying, proficiency, and safety. Our intent is to create a community of pilots to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety and build proficiency in instrument flying. IMC Club offers meetings in which pilots can network and share practical knowledge and experiences. Discover yourself what IMC Club is all about. EA6176729

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Nathan (Nate) Kurth

High Altitude and Mountainous Terrain Flying

Nathan Kurth’s love for aviation started as a kid watching A-10s near his home and continued over the years by attending air shows and building model airplanes. He has been flying for 15+ years and has logged more than 1,600 hours of flight time. Nathan has a degree in Aerospace Science and holds commercial, multi-engine, instrument and single-engine land ratings. Over the course of his 10-year Jeppesen career, Nathan’s roles have included FAR/AIM, ARINC, 424 coding and Department of Defense terminal procedures. This session will help you understand the demands of flying near, over, and around mountainous and high terrain and the challenges doing so at high altitude. EA6176730

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Radek Wyrzkowski

Weather for Dummies

“Uneven heating of the earth” – what does it all mean? As the weather and climate change, it is an excellent time to focus on how that affects our flying. To that end, Radek is presenting "Weather for Dummies." He breaks down complex concepts in simple terms you can understand without a degree in meteorology. What you will learn you will be able to apply for practical purposes in your aviation activities. EA6176731

12:45 – 1:45 PM

Doug Stewart & Ken Wittekiend

Tail Wheel Tips and Tricks

It is said that when operating a tailwheel airplane you are not done flying until the engine is shut down and the tie down ropes are attached, and we will attest to that. Some of the most valuable lessons to be learned in a tail dragger are those lessons on the ground, especially when the wind is blowing. Learn from two long time tailwheel instructors. Even if you fly an airplane with the little wheel in front, there is something to be gained in this seminar. EA6176732
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