Former CEO of Cessna Aircraft and the Chairman of EAA Joins the IMC Club
Board of Directors
The IMC Club appointed Jack Pelton, former CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of
Textron Inc., and the Chairman of Experimental Aircraft Association, to its Board of Directors.
Norwood, MA, March 31, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The IMC Club appointed Jack Pelton, former CEO of
Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., and the Chairman of Experimental Aircraft
Association, to its Board of Directors.
This appointment marks a significant expansion of the Board of this organization. It also follows the
addition to the Board of Mike Goulian, former aerobatic champion and Joe Brown, President of Hartzel
Propellers. The first meeting of the new end expended Board of Directors will take place in Lakeland,
Florida on Wednesday during the Sun-n-Fun 2013 Fly-in and Expo.
”I'm delighted to be joining the IMC Club Board. It's mission to raise instrument flying proficiency could
not be more timely or relevant. We have to reduce the GA accident rate and encouraging pilots to
continue in increase their skills and proficiency is one of the best ways I know to do that.” - said Jack
Pelton when reached for comment.
Mr. Pelton joined Cessna in November 2000 as Senior Vice President for Product Engineering and was
responsible for engineering and product development activities, including new aircraft design,
development, flight test and certification, and product improvements for all aircraft in production and
service. Prior to Cessna, he served as Senior Vice President for Engineering and Programs of Fairchild
Dornier in Germany. He served nearly 20 years at McDonnell Douglas, where he held related executive
positions of increasing responsibility.
He is the Chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association board of directors since October 2012. He
also serves on the boards of directors of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Bye
Aerospace and the Corporate Angel Network. He has also served as Chairman of the General Aviation
Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and was on the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
Jack is an ATP, Instrument-Rated Pilot. He has multiple Citation type ratings, including single pilot
ratings for the Mustang and CJ family. He also owns and restores antique airplanes. You will find him
flying his planes to many air shows during from his home base in Wichita, KS.
“It is difficult for me to express how happy we are here at the IMC Club to be able to have someone with
such an expertise and experience as Mr. Pelton to be part of our growing organization. I want to thank
Mr. Pelton enthusiastically and express my deep appreciation for accepting our invitation,” said Radek
Wyrzykowski, the President of the IMC Club.
IMC Club, through its nationwide chapters, provides organized “hangar flying” focused on building
proficiency in instrument flying. It's the only organization of its kind. FLYING Magazine just recently
wrote about this organization: “It's not often a new craze sweeps the aviation nation, but over the past
couple of years just such a phenomenon has taken hold at airports large and small...”
Believing that safety and proficiency are developed through education and experience monthly meetings
use real world scenarios to engage members and allow them to share and build their experience.
For more information: www.imcclubs.org
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