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CEPA IMC Club August 2020 – Boston Bait and Switch with ORD tower and C90 Controllers

August 26, 2020 @ 18:30 - 19:30 CDT

We welcome Ryan Schile and Andrew Rice, Certified Professional Controllers (CPC) from O’Hare towers. Last year, on March 1st, the two of them saved a few hundred people from a very bad day, separating an ERJ-145 from a B737-8 who got within 0.23 nm from each other. This won them the coveted President’s Award, aka Archie Award, at the Archie League Medal of Safety Awards banquet. We celebrate their getting it right, and in the words of NATCA president, Paul Rinaldi, not getting it wrong.

And, we welcome Ryan Jaros, a C90 TRACON controller, to be our man in the middle.

Tonight, we discuss another Class Bravo busy airport where a Mooney is landing on a compassion flight. Mixing in with the turbine traffic isn’t easy for pilots or controllers. Let’s figure out this pilot’s difficult approach and decision. With our two tower controllers and a TRACON (and former MIA tower) controller, this should be a fascinating discussion!

IMC Club: The IMC Club’s purpose is to promote instrument flying, proficiency, and safety. The intent is to create a community of pilots willing to share their perspective, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety, and build proficiency in instrument flying. An IFR rating is not needed to participate in this excellent forum where we think through the various options from the comfort of your chair, firmly on the ground… before it is you sitting in the cockpit.

We meet monthly when pilots (and would-be pilots) network and share knowledge and experiences to keep our heads in the game.

Welcome to the new COVID-19 world. Things have changed since the beginning of the year and we are adapting, too.

We will offer a video conference stream for those who would rather. Details and registration will be provided shortly.

For those attending in person, COVID protocols will be in place. Chairs will be properly distanced (socially-distancing groups, e.g. couples, partners, etc., can move chairs together) and masks are required. We will cap the number of people at 50. Your cooperating is required if you wish to attend in person. 

Prior to attending a safety seminar please review and abide by current CDC, state, and local health guidelines.

Sponsored by Chicago Executive Pilots Association (CEPA).

If you aren’t a member of CEPA, please consider joining CEPA if you aren’t a member and like programs like this, please visit us at www.PWKpilots.org/membership/  Your dues help pay for these safety seminars.


August 26, 2020
18:30 - 19:30 CDT
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Michael Baraz


Ramada Plaza
1090 S Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090 United States
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