2020 has so far been a challenging year with two main Chapter 88 events – the Judges School and the Michigan Aerobatic Open – both being canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, after Chapter 88 was issued a certificate of waiver for an aerobatic practice area (APA) early this year, the Chapter managed to organize a few practice/patch days. I would like to encourage IAC pilots/competitors and judges to take advantage of this APA during the monthly practice/patch day as it provides an opportunity for competitors as well as judges to practice their skills. Furthermore, anyone interested in becoming a judge, these practice sessions offer a basic introduction to aerobatics. Please join Chapter 88 on October 17 for this last practice/patch day this year. Let’s have a great turn out!
The chapter has obtained a 3 year, long term aerobatic practice area (LT-APA) Certificate of Waiver for Romeo State Airport – D98.
At the last practice day, September 19, a Great Lakes and Pitts S-1T parked on the ramp.