2021 Air Venture - IAC Exhibition

EAA AirVenture - July 22nd - 28th, 2021 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin USA

View the IAC 50th Anniversary Webinar: The International Aerobatic Club turns 50 years old and it's a Golden Birthday!

The 50th Anniversary of the International Aerobatic Club

2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the International Aerobatic Club. It has been an amazing five decades from the early meetings where the club was formed and its founding principles were hammered out, to creation of new programs and plans for IAC that have made it a success for all these years. We weren't able to celebrate in person at AirVenture, but looking forward to being there this year with our 50th year anniversary exhibit.
 
The aerobatic division of the EAA, first called the "Precision Flying Division",  was headed by Bill Dodd of Prairie View, Illinois. Its purpose was to promote safety and to be a central point for pilots to join with each other in sharing information. The Precision Flying Division continued until 1969. By the Fall of 1969, Bob Heuer and Don Taylor approached Paul Poberezny about forming a new, formal organization with the EAA structure that went beyond what had previously been done and to begin building membership, new programs, chapters, and competitions. It was to be what the IAC founders called a "grassroots" organization - a part of IAC's culture that has survived to this day.
 
The IAC currently has 40 chapters scattered throughout the United States, Alaska, Argentina and Norway. The chapters are the foundation of the organization hosting aerobatic judge schools, practice days, open houses and 38 sanctioned contests in 2019. Chapter locator. In light of the IAC's aerobatic endeavors around the world, it is easy to think that its main concern lies in major competitions. Though they are an important part of the IAC competition activity, the true story of the IAC's grass roots efforts lies in the regional competitions it sanctions each year.
 
IAC members enjoy many benefits of membership some of which are; an aerobatic judges school program, the Achievement Award program (acheivements recognized in non-competition and competition environments), the Collegiate program, government relations representation, a safety committee providing technical and safety tips, and scholarships for aerobatic and upset training.

Come Celebrate! See our IAC 50th Anniversary photo gallery: HERE

 

Dates and Time

EAA AirVenture will run on the following dates: Monday, July 26 through Sunday, August 1, 2021

 

The IAC Pavilion at AirVenture will operate as follows:

Sunday, July 25 from 1200 to 1700

Monday through Thursday, July 26-29 from 0800-1900

Friday, July 30 Saturday from 0800-1700

Saturday, July 31 from 0800 to 1700

Sunday, August 1 from 0800 to 1200

All Central Daylight Time (CDT)



Buy your 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Tickets 

Purchase your EAA AirVenture Oshkosh admissions, camping, parking, flight experiences, and merchandise in advance.

 

IAC members to fly in Air Show

Some of the world's top air show performers have made commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021. Many of the performers got their start in aerobatics with IAC and still are members. Vicky Benzing IAC 431814, Rob Holland 9-time U.S. National Champion IAC 27724, Jeff Boerboon  2010 U.S. National Champion IAC 16931, Dell Coller IAC 431797, Kirby Chambliss 5-time U.S. National Champion IAC 437030, Bill Stein IAC 24047, Patty Wagstaff 3-time U.S, National Champion IAC 9010, Mike Goulian 1995 U.S. National Champion IAC 11878, Gene Soucy 3-time U.S. National Champion, and David Martin 2001 U.S. National Champion.

Additional air show information will be added to the schedule as it is confirmed: EAA AirVenture 2021 Air Shows



IAC Forums and Seminars

A full range of seminars and forums will also be held during the course of the week. Seminars will take place at the IAC Vicki Cruse Memorial Pavilion from Tuesday, July 27 through Friday, July 30 starting each morning at 8:30am.  A full schedule in the process of being confirmed. Here is a partial list: LINK

Potential speakers for IAC seminars should contact IAC AirVenture Forum Chair Michael Church. mc[at]sunriseaviation.com.



IAC Member Gathering – EAA Nature Center

IAC will host its annual “IAC Member Gathering” in the EAA Nature Center, adjacent to the AirVenture convention grounds. Date and time are as follows:

                                  Friday, July 30th - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Food, beverages, camaraderie, fellowship, and conversation are on the agenda. IAC members, friends and family, sponsors are invited. The Nature Center is located east of the Museum and Pioneer Airpark as shown in the diagram and is accessed from Waukau Avenue.

 

Arrival by Aircraft

The 2021 NOTAM which describes AirVenture arrival and departure procedures can be downloaded in a digital version of the NOTAM at www.EAA.org, or order a free printed copy via that website or by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322.

The NOTAM describes the sign that pilots should bring in their airplanes with “IAC” printed in bold letters. This sign will be shown to EAA Parking personnel so they can direct you to the IAC parking area. It is a simple and efficient system for printing and carriage in your aircraft. Pdf of a sample sign is attached at the bottom of this page for printing.

 

IAC Aircraft – Bring Your Own Tie-Downs

All aircraft must be tied down and EAA Parking advises us that the best solution is to bring your own tiedowns. Tiedowns are available commercially at the AirVenture site and loaners are also available from EAA, but these sources cannot be counted on if arrivals are “after hours” or supplies run low. Please plan to bring your own equipment. EAA has the “Claw” tie-down device on sale and comes highly recommended.

 

After Arriving

After being directed to the IAC Parking area by EAA Parking personnel (showing them your “IAC” sign will assist them), pilots should proceed to the IAC Pavilion to check in with IAC personnel, let us know you have arrived, and to sign our Guest Book.

All aircraft should be registered with EAA Aircraft Registration as well and directions will be provided at the IAC Pavilion if you are not familiar.

 

IAC PARKING PLAN (IAC Pavilion indicated by arrow)

 

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