Just would like to introduce myself first.

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  1. Radek Wyrzykowski

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    Radek Wyrzykowski - I was born in Poland in 1960. I came to the US as a political refugee. As a student in the 1980s in Poland, I became involved in the student independence movement. When the Polish government declared martial law in December 1981, I was imprisoned in January 1982. I came to the US in 1983. In January 2020, I was awarded by the Polish president the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity for my activities to benefit a free and democratic Poland.

    I obtained my professional pilot degree from Mohawk Valley, under the SUNY Albany program, and have more than six thousand hours dual given. I was a chief flight instructor for Horizon Aviation Inc. from 2007 to 2009 and a chief flight instructor for Northampton Aeronautics from 2005 to 2007. I was a correspondent and contributor to a Polish general aviation magazine, PILOT Club, where I published many articles. I am a certified flight instructor, instrument and multiengine instructor, and award-winning author. My book "Becoming A CFI" was published in April of 2021. I am the founder and creator of the IMC Club and served as the president of that organization until 2015 when the program was acquired by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). I served as a Senior Program Manager - Flight Proficiency Programs at the EAA until February of this year. I had my employment with EAA separated since I had a very strong philosophical disagreement on what a non-profit aviation organization should be. Now, I am going back to rebuild what I started almost 12 years ago and what EAA tried to distort. I have always believed in the aviation community and its ability to come together for the greater good of helping each other to become proficient and 100% safe flyers. I am sick and tired of aviation politics and personal interests and gains over what is the right thing to do. I always like to surround myself with people who know more than me and have the expertise I may not have. We are not gods; we are just humans, and everybody is good at something else. I hope to be able to use this forum to ask for your help and your expertise going forward.
     
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    Welcome, nice that you signed up.
     
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    Witam, Jesteś tu zawsze mile widziany.
     
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  4. Radek Wyrzykowski

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    Thank you! :)
     
  5. Radek Wyrzykowski

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    Dziekuje! :))))
     
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    Any chance you could reclaim the IMC club and resurrect it? A great idea which has been essentially killed off by EAA.
     
  7. Radek Wyrzykowski

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    I am doing just that :) plus more. It is going to be 2.0 program. Unfortunetaly it can't be called IMC Club. I will have some announcements in April but if you want to see me in action building it go to www.radeks.org
     
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    And what… you simply signed up here to air dirty laundry about the EAA? That’s how it appears to me.
     
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    Welcome to POA. Looking forward to reading your upcoming posts
     
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    from what I have seen, thus far, I don’t yet share the sentiment. I see random pop-up axe-grinding with single-point questions that offer no context or background.
     
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    Welcome to the board and a belated welcome to the USA.
     
  13. AKBill

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    Well it seems like he has a great deal of experience. Guess we will have to wait and see how things unfold
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    laughs in nice job making it all about yourself, dude
     
  16. Gary Ward

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    You seem to think highly of yourself?
    Don’t you think it would have been better to join and wait a while to post such things as you have?
    I don’t enjoy reading this kind of stuff. Maybe contribute for a while before you start these kinds of posts.
    You sound very bitter and that is not why I come here to read this kind of stuff.
     
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    Welcome and thank you for everything you did with IMC Club. I attend our local meetings every month.
     
  18. Gary Ward

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    FYI, I have attended a couple IMC meetings at KLUK a few years ago, they were not very well attended. I didn't get much out of it honesty here in Cincinnati. Not sure if they still have them? I told my instructor about them and he was not a fan, so that didn't encourage me to keep going especially since there was only about 5 people there.

    I also participated in 2 meetings in Columbus Ohio which were much more attended and I did get a little more out of them but not enough to keep driving to Columbus Ohio for them. I attended them before I earned my instrument rating.

    Hope you stick around.
     
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    Welcome, Radek. I worked with a Polish immigrant for years. He went through an experience in Poland very much like yours, even spending time in prison.