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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by martymayes View Post
    It as to go higher than that! We need someone at the FAA to explain why they used the same acronym for two different topics!! Much confusion!
    I just sat through an EAA webinar on VMC Clubs tonight. See https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-chapt...ogram-vmc-club for a description of the program. The webinar itself was recorded, and a link to it will be available shortly, I'm sure.

    The basic approach they are using in a VMC Club is to use an A-V presentation of a scenario, stop it half way through, and then start asking a room full of members what they would do in this situation. It draws on the actual real-life experiences of the people, vs. the "book learning" they have long since forgotten. The hypothesis is that there is no one "right" answer, but that we all bring something to the table, whether we have 20 hours flight time or 20,000 hours. We all have experiences.

    Any EAA chapter can start a VMC Club and get access to the scenarios.
    Last edited by gcvisel; 04-19-2017 at 07:29 PM.

  2. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcvisel View Post
    The basic approach they are using in a VMC Club is to use an A-V presentation of a scenario, stop it half way through, and then start asking a room full of members what they would do in this situation. It draws on the actual real-life experiences of the people, vs. the "book learning" they have long since forgotten. The hypothesis is that there is no one "right" answer, but that we all bring something to the table, whether we have 20 hours flight time or 20,000 hours. We all have experiences.
    Oh, so it's like an AA meeting? lol

    Actually, I'd be interested in doing a scenario based event as a facilitator but my local EAA chapter is on life support. Probably can't support a VMC club.

  3. #23

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    Perhaps start a VMC Club group would be the start of getting your local chapter off of "life support". Here is how I figure it: I hear a lot of people talking about how their local chapter is dying, but not many are taking any action to change it. Although our chapter is just starting, we are also starting a VMC Club group. EAA would like new IMC or VMC Clubs to have at least 5 participants and an instructor to clarify difficult questions. For our VMC Club, we were given the ok to start it without a CFI as long as we had a participant with at least 1,000 hours. If you can scrape together at least 5 folks who are willing to give it a try and any one of them has close to 1,000 hours, I say give it a go. It could very well be the thing that starts generating interest again in your chapter.

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