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The Brown Jacket Award

The Brown Jacket is awarded to one general aviation pilot each year by the IMC Club International. The award recognizes excellence in three areas:

Flight proficiency
Continuing Education
Service to the aviation Community

The award is open to all IMC Club pilot members. It is announced each year at the Sun-n-Fun aviation show in Lakeland, Florida starting in 2014 and presented at the AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. The designation identifies and publicly recognizes those pilots who are demonstrating an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community and it sets standards to which all instrument pilots can aspire.

The designation requires a process of continuing aviation activity and it is awarded annually to one individual only.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for the Brown Jacket Award must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Be an IMC Club member in good standing;
  • Subscribe to and abide by an Aviator Code of Conduct;
  • Have demonstrated involvement and leadership in the local aviation community;
  • Hold  a valid pilot certificate with instrument rating;
  • Be instrument current and proficient as described in the “Inner Marker Circle” membership requirements.
  • Meet all the credit activity requirements as described in the "Brown Jacket" award application

The Brown Jacket entitles recipient to:

  • Wear the Specially Issued “Instrument Master” brown leather flight jacket,

And to the following:

  • Recognition by other professional aviation associations that they have achieved a level of professionalism and excellence that exceeds industry minimums,
  • News releases, publicity and designation announcements,
  • Ability to use the accreditation as a reference source.
  • Various Prizes from the aviation industry members including a Lightspeed Zulu PFX aviation headset with Streaming Quiet™ ANR

If you wish to nominate someone you know for this honor please click here to submit the Nomination Form

For a detailed requirements and qualification application package for yourself please click HERE


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