We will be meeting at our usual spot – the NV Wing CAP Headquarters building at 601 S. Rock. Join us for our IMC Club scenario discussions at 6 PM.
Our meeting in April was a discussion based upon one of the IMC Club scenarios. It involved two instrument-rated C-182 pilots departing Shelter Cove airport (0Q5) on a short IFR flight to Ukiah, CA (KUKI). We started out before hearing the scenario coming up with a plan for departing Shelter Cove in instrument conditions considering that it is an uncontrolled airport without an instrument approach or departure procedure. Then we listened to the scenario to learn more about the reason for the flight and their preflight planning. Once again, we all decided that the best option for these pilots would have been to do a 180 deg. turn in their driveways and find something else to do for the day. But then hindsight is always 20/20.
We have arranged with the Reno FAASTeam Program Manager to include this meeting on the FAASafety.gov website listing of safety presentations and to provide Wings Program credit to those who attend the IMC Club meeting. If you wish to receive Wings credit just annotate the sign-in roster and provide the email you have associated with your FAASafety.gov account.
Our Club meetings will continue to be conducted in a guided discussion format rather than a lecture series so that each member of the group can have a chance to give their views and ask questions based upon their experience level.