June 9th, 2016 6:30 PM FAA Safety Seminar - "Aircraft Engines" by Jim Yearsich from G&N Aircraft
At this safety seminar, Jim Yearsich with G&N Aircraft will help us better understand the engine that makes our dreams come true, show us the future technological advances in the world of engines, and answer any questions you may have on engines.
FAST Formation Flying Clinic Redstar & L-Birds UPDATED May 14-15, 2016
This spring, IFC will host Red Star Pilot's Association & JLFC for a formation flying clinic at the Elkhart Airport. No previous formation flying experience is required to participate but you must have a "compatible" aircraft to fly. Examples of some compatible aircraft for Red Star Flight are, RV series, Harmon Rocket, and the Russian Yak. For the JLFC (L-Bird flight), L-birds, Cubs, Champs etc are welcome.
FAA Safety Seminar Thursday May 12, 2016
Get your warm weather flying season off to a safe start with a presentation about density altitude and leaning procedures. More details coming soon
April Fly-Out Breakfast in Rochester, IN April 16, 2016
Join us for a morning run to Rochester, IN for breakfast! We will gather at IFC at 8:00 am and depart for Rochester at 8:30 AM. Anyone is welcome to attend but please let us know whether you are planning to come along. Also please let us know if you'll have empty seats in your airplane or if you are trying to get connected with an empty seat!
FAA Safety Seminar Thursday April 14, 2016
Whether you fly in and out of South Bend on a daily basis, or if you have not talked about Class C operations since your Private check ride, this free pilot proficiency seminar is for you. Ever wonder what common mistkaes happen in South Bend's airspace? Well then come listen to Erin Raush, South Bend Air Traffic Controller, present this seminar. Erin has been a controller at SBN for over 9 years. She is a fully rated controller and holds an ATP with a CFI-I rating. A question and answer forum will follow her presentation.
IA Seminar Mar 24, 2016
This will be an 8-hour event, fully accredited for IA renewal training and AMT credit. The seminar is not located off hwy 6, rather on the southeast side of the airport across from the airport tower off airport drive. See the attached map and look for signs to Indiana Flight Center. Call the flight center at (574) 266-4040 if you get lost. Seminar will begin promply at 8:00 AM.
March Fly-Out March 12, 2016
We will be flying to Coldwater, MI (KOEB) for lunch at the Prop Blast Cafe on Saturday, March 12. We will gather at IFC at 10:30 am and depart at 11:00 am for Coldwater. This is a nice quick trip and a great way to stretch your legs after that long winter's nap!
This seminar is designed to help those pilots who have been out of the cockpit for a while get back into flying safely and with confidence. The program is free to attend and also counts as the ground portion of your Biennial Flight Review. Even for those pilots who just want to brush up on their knowledge, this is a great event.
February Fly-Out February 27, 2016
Join us for a good bowl of chili with friends at Fremont, OH (14G). We will leave the ramp at IFC at 10:30 am est. The only cost is a $5 donation per person to support the restoration of WWII D-Day Veteran DC-3, Lulu Belle. Let us know if you are planning to go with us and whether you have seats avilable or need a seat!
CFI Forum - EFB'S for Students Feb 11, 2016 6:30 PM
As a Flight Instructor, you understand that we teach in a rapidly changing aviation world. One of the ways the world of aviation training is changing is through Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). The veteran CFIs may say to never teach with them, but the "fresh out of college" CFIs with very low hours may know nothing but using EFBs. In this CFI Forum, we'll discuss what EFBs are, training for EFBs, their use for check rides, common errors and how to teach with this new technology. FAASTeam Flight Instructor Open Forums provide an opportunity for Flight Instructors, Ground Instructors, Designated Pilot Examiners, and the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) to meet and discuss relevant flight training and safety topics. Any pilot, not just CFIs, are encouraged to attend this forum. Participation in this meeting does not result in credit for CFI renewal
Chris Henry - B-17 in WWII - Jan 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Elkhart's own Chris Henry will be rejoining us from his post at the EAA to share with us his knowledge of the B-17's role in WWII and how the EAA is working to preserve the memory of the airplane and those who flew it. Many of you will remember Chris as a former Elkhart tower controller! Let's welcome him home with a great turnout.