Air Venture - IAC Aerobatics Center

 

EAA AirVenture - July 25 - July 31, 2022 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin USA

IAC Volunteers - the Lift beneath Our Wings!

For AirVenture 2022, we will be “Celebrating IAC Volunteers…the lift beneath our wings," said Jordan Ashley, AirVenture 2022 Chairman who is marking his 27th year at AirVenture and 14th year as a volunteer. "The IAC as an organization was founded by and for more than 50 years, has been supported by volunteers. Because of this, we want to recognize and celebrate the work that is done by our membership, some seen but mostly unseen that has carried our organization for all of these years. Details on this topic are still being flushed out but I look forward to celebrating our volunteers at AirVenture this year."
 
Besides volunteering at the IAC Aerobatic Center during AirVenture, the IAC offers many volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  Every activity organized by an IAC chapter is run by volunteers. Each chapter if composed of a number of volunteers that make up a board of directors, including the chapter president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and senior members who act as mentors. IAC chapters organize fly-ins, practice days, Young Eagles flights, community appreciation barbeques, educational forums, and competitions. Each one of these activities requires volunteers to guide participants, provide logistics, safety oversight and an exciting and fun environment for participants as well as guests. 
Check out our chapters and their many activities in these photo albums: https://www.iac.org/iac-chapter-archive-photos 
 

EAA AirVenture will run on the following dates: Monday, July 25 through Sunday, July 31, 2022

The IAC Aerobatic Center at AirVenture will operate as follows:

Sunday, July 24 from 1200 to 1700
Monday through Thursday, July 25-28 from 0800-1900
Friday, July 29 and Saturday July 30 from 0800-1700
Sunday, July 31 from 0800 to 1200
All Central Daylight Time (CDT)

The IAC's Aerobatic Center is right in the middle of the action at Air Show center. The building is open to the public for shopping in air-conditioned comfort (one of the few buildings on site with air conditioning). We have many friendly members that will be happy to share their aerobatic knowledge with you.

Buy your 2022 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 2022. Many of the performers got their start in aerobatics with IAC and still are members. Dell Coller IAC 431797, Kirby Chambliss 5-time U.S. National Champion IAC 12086 and 2021 IAC Hall of Fame Inductee, Bill Stein IAC 24047, Patty Wagstaff IAC 9010 3-time U.S, National Champion and 2005 IAC Hall of Fame Inductee, Mike Goulian IAC11878 1995 U.S. National Champion, Gene Soucy IAC 25 3-time U.S. National Champion and 2006 IAC Hall of Fame Inductee, Erick Edgren IAC 435064, Nathan Hammond IAC 441145, Kevin Coleman IAC 440219, Aaron Fitzgerald IAC and David Martin IAC5128 2001 U.S. National Champion.

Additional air show information will be added to the schedule as it is confirmed: EAA AirVenture 2022 Air Shows

IAC Forums and other volunteer opportunities

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 Educational Pavilion at the IAC Aerobatic Center from Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29 starting each morning at 8:30am. CLICK HERE for the schedule.



The IAC Aerobatic Headquarters is run by volunteers who help with merchandise, greet guests and talk aerobatics. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for a week, a day or an hour contact Jordan Ashley IAC AV Chairman jashley1990[at] gmail.com

IAC Annual Membership meeting and IAC Member Gathering

IAC will hold its a IAC Annual Membership meeting in the Vicki Cruse Educational Pavilion at the IAC Aerobatic Center at 8:30a.m on Friday, July 29, 2022.

The IAC member gathering, and dinner will be held at the EAA Nature Center from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. also on Friday. 

MEET and GREET 



Mike Goulian and Kirby Chambliss will be at the IAC Aerobatic Center on Wednesday, July 27 at 1:00p.m. inside the store area.

 

 

IAC Chapter Camping

Registration for IAC chapter camping has closed. If you are looking for a gathering place in Camp Schoeller in the evening, drop by the IAC 34 Ohio camping spot. Informal visiting and 'hangar flying'. Need not be an IAC chapter 34 member. Check back for camping location. 

Arrival by Aircraft 

The 2022 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.

 Pre-Registration and Arrival Procedure

Pre-Register to park your aircraft airshow center in the IAC parking area! CLICK HERE.  New this year - New Award for Outstanding Aerobatic Aircraft at 2022 AirVenture. All IAC members parking their airplane in the IAC parking area will receive a complimentary 2022 AirVenture Oshkosh Show Plane Participant mug. Pictured right.

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 Aerobatic Center 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 Aerobatic Center if you are not familiar.

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.



IAC PARKING PLAN (IAC Aerobatic Center indicated by arrow)

 

CAN'T MAKE IT TO AIRVENTURE?

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ABOUT IAC

The IAC currently has 40 chapters scattered throughout the United States, Canada, Argentina and Norway. The chapters are the foundation of the organization hosting aerobatic judge schools, practice days, open houses and up to 40 sanctioned competitions a year. 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 (Achievements recognized in non-competition and competition environments), the Collegiate programgovernment relations representation, a safety committee providing technical and safety tips, and scholarships for aerobatic and upset training.

 

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