IMC Clubs - Membership Benefits
PILOTS DEDICATED TO MASTERING THE ART OF INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
At IMC, Membership is focused on instrument rated pilots and flight instructors. However, all interested pilots and students are welcome, especially those working toward an instrument rating.
Below are some of the privileges that are waiting for you to explore with your Membership. More sections and knowledge is added to our site on an ongoing basis as we experience continued growth. Become a member today and continue your journey in striving to be a safer and more proficient pilot with the opportunity to contribute your own experience to the pilot community.
"Brown Jacket" Award
A Brown (leather) special Flight Jacket is awarded annually to one outstanding General Aviation Instrument Pilot for his or her safety, proficiency and contributions in helping other pilots in their quest to “Master the Art of Instrument Navigation.” This recognition is a prestigious award similar to the “Green Jacket” award in professional golf. More info
Our popular $3 Ground School® puts members in real world IFR decision making situations and provides a context for discussing instrument flying with other pilots. Our members enjoy the opportunity to share experiences and opinions in an informal setting. Chapters also offer other topics in their local meetings such as presentations on aviation law, insurance, weather, cross country flying and more.
Membership Card and a Welcome Package
Registered members will also receive a personalized membership card with their validated membership number and a Membership Welcome Package with the IMC Club Member Insignia!
IFR Magazine and IFR Refresher
A FREE two month complementary subscription to the IFR Magazine and IFR Refresher with a discount subscription offer thereafter.
The Inner Marker Circle Membership Group
The Inner Marker Circle members agree to fly one instrument approach per month in airplane or a simulator. Besides the obvious safety benefits and the receipt of a special membership card, as an “Inner Marker” member pilot you will also be automatically enrolled in a drawing for a FREE annual subscription of IFR Magazine, an IMC Club BrightLine Flight Bag and a $1000 Proficiency Scholarship to be awarded at the AirVenture in Oshkosh each year.
Plan and explore flight routes with seamless IFR/VFR aviation
charts and true route rubberbanding on a Google Maps interface. View enroute aviation weather,
including animated RADAR, color-coded, translated METARs and TAFs, TFR
s and graphical AIR/SIGMETs.
Retrieve certified weather briefs
. Log flights info into your online logbook
and more. More info here.
Aviation Knowledge Base - AskCFI
A library of questions and answers based on unique real life situations as presented by our pilot members. Questions submitted and not previously answered are routed to a Certificated Flight Instructor for an expert opinion. You can ask a professional flight instructor 24/7 (via special e-mail address or on line) for advise about any aviation related subject, problem and/or question.
Audiovisual monthly presentation for our members associated with a chapter that provides context for electronic discussion of instrument flying with other pilots.
A virtual library of aviation related educational media. We have Audio and Visual Training presentations, books, documents, manuals, articles and more, with more being added on a continual basis.
SafeBOOK allows pilots to register, and/or search for instructors, safety pilots or airplane owners looking for a safety pilot.
Member Profile Network
Being a member of the IMC Club keeps you connected to fellow pilots though our membership profile data base. Each member has a Personal Profile which they can update and edit at any time. The profile contents can include your personal contact information with pictures, as well as, several fields used to describe yourself in the aviation world. For Members only.
Some of the information you can include is: ratings held and year first licensed, affiliations and organizations, web site and description, your bio.