News: PilotEdge supports EAA Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture 2015

Posted Friday, July 17, 2015

Following up on the successful launch of the Pilot Proficiency Center at Oshkosh last year, PilotEdge is providing support for a new and improved experience at AirVenture 2015. In addition to the the Tech Talks and IFR simulator-based scenarios, the Center now offers a separate VFR simulation area with challenging stick & rudder scenarios to deliver a well-rounded experience for all pilots.

“While we’re all here in Oshkosh enjoying everything flight has to offer, the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center is a superb opportunity to sharpen those year-round flying skills in a fun, non-intimidating way,” said Joe Brown, president of Hartzell Propeller and a member of EAA’s board of directors, who is among the leadership group for the center. “Our goal is that pilots will see the value of using simulator-based scenarios to hone basic piloting skills and will add this kind of recurrent training to their annual regimen, just like the pros do.”

The Proficiency Center was a big hit in its debut year. Thousands of pilots took advantage of the interactive education opportunity to improve their skills in IFR flying an basic airmanship. The simulations offer a safe environment to take on challenging real-world flight situations. That practice can be invaluable when difficult conditions arise in the air.

“The EAA Pilot Proficiency Center adds extra value for those participating at AirVenture in 2015,” said Jack Pelton, EAA’s chairman of the board. “We appreciate all the people and companies who have stepped forward to support this facility, because it enhances a major part of AirVenture – the opportunity to share knowledge and information that creates safer, more proficient aviators.”

The EAA Pilot Proficiency Center will be located inside the Oshkosh exhibition area, east of the air traffic control tower.