Aerobatic Contest Checklist

Prior to the contest:

  • Check parachute will be current
  • Check Insurance paperwork to ensure aircraft has up-to-date insurance coverage (minimum of $1M liability)
  • Check Aircraft will be in annual.
  • Check that your Medical will be current
  • Verify that aircraft a has functioning radio (transmit and receive)
  • Check that your Free forms (A, B, C) are approved and signed. (This is for Intermediate, Advanced, and Unlimited. Also applies to Sportsman if you have your own Free program.)
  • Make hotel and car rental reservations
  • Call or email the Contest Director for any special instructions

Take to contest:

  • Proof of insurance (binder letter or copy of declarations page is acceptable)
  • Pilot's certificate (license)
  • Current medical certificate
  • Current IAC member card
  • Checkbook and Cash
  • Copies of your Freestyle (we recommend 10 copies of Form A, and 15 copies each of Forms B&C (Power & Glider))
  • IAC Rule Book and Aresti Catalog (optional, recommended for judges)
  • Check Aircraft for AROW documents:
    • Airworthiness Certificate
    • Registration Certificate
    • Operating limitations
    • Weight and Balance documents for your particular aircraft. Generic weight and balance documents are not sufficient.
  • Aircraft logbook, or copy, showing that the aircraft is in annual
  • Parachute, with current pack card
  • Current navigational charts
  • Fuel filler hose (Pitts types)
  • Oil filler spout (optional)
  • Tool kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Chargers for battery-powered devices (cell phone, GPS, etc.)