Nationals 2017 - Organizer's Notes


The intent of these notes are to address the general IAC membership on the organizational aspects of the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships.  The intent is to publish a Bulletin once each month starting in January to inform members of progress leading up to our National Contest in September.  Please feel free to contact the b747inst [at] (subject: US%20Nationals) (CD )for any suggestions or comments.

This page will also serve as a call for help in various positions that may need to be filled, funds that may be needed and any other general "please help us issues".


Organizers Notes

May 2017

As of May 10, Here are the practice slots:

22 Sept

0730 OPEN  0740 OPEN  0750 OPEN  0800 Goody Thomas  0810 GLIDER  0820 OPEN  0830 Kevin Elizondo  0840 OPEN  0850 OPEN  0900 Don Hartmann  0910 GLIDER  0920 OPEN  0930 Jerry Reidinger  0940 OPEN  0950 OPEN  1000 Chris Magon  1010 GLIDER  1020 OPEN  1030 Bill Gordon  1040 OPEN  1050 OPEN  1100 OPEN  1110 GLIDER  1120 OPEN  1130 OPEN  1140 OPEN  1150 OPEN  1200 OPEN  1210 GLIDER  1220 OPEN  1230 OPEN  1240 OPEN  1250 OPEN  1300 Hugo Ritzenthaler  1310 GLIDER  1320 OPEN  1330 OPEN  1340 OPEN  1350 OPEN  1400 Brent Smith  1410 GLIDER  1420 OPEN  1430 AJ Wilder  1440 OPEN  1450 OPEN  1500 Doug Jenkins  1510 GLIDER  1520 OPEN  1530 Tony Davila  1540 Yuichi Takagi  1550 OPEN  1600 David Prather  1610 GLIDER  1620 OPEN  1630 OPEN  1640 OPEN  1650 OPEN  1700 OPEN  1710 GLIDER  1720 OPEN  1730 OPEN

23 Sept

0730 GLIDER  0740 OPEN  0750 OPEN  0800 Marty Flournoy  0810 Foster Bachschmidt  0820 OPEN  0830 OPEN  0840 GLIDER  0850 Mike Ciliberti  0900 Andy Ernewein  0910 Luke Penner  0920 Justin (Batman) Hickson  0930 Arron McCartin.  No flights after 0940 as we prepare for the Group Photo.




April 2017

Practice Slots

Submitted by Gary DeBaun on Tues, 2017-04-18 10:58am

We are having a few issues with the new registration pages... I know some of you are asking about "Practice Slots”.

Our practice days are: 20, 21, 22, from 0730 - 1730 and on the 23rd from 0730-0930. The 20th and 21st is open practice - for a time slot you will see the box monitor for a slot.

For practice on the 22nd and 23nd you will pick a slot when you pre-register... however, I am not sure yet if that option will be available this year - SO... call me at 612-810-6783 or email me at B747Inst at and reserve thru me... if the registration page works I will transfer your slot time to it.



March 2017

Practice September 20/21 - Boxmaster Needed

Submitted by Gary DeBaun

If you are planning on coming early and practicing in the box - September 20/21 are "unofficial" practice days... the box will be open, first come, first served.  However, before you fly in the box, you must sign the waiver, get a technical inspection and find yourself a BOX MONITOR.  No practice flights in the box will be allowed withoug a box monitor....  make your plans accordanly.   If anyone would like to volunteer to be Box monitor for the 20/21 practice please notify the CD.


Looking for Sponsors to fund daily Volunteer Lunches

As we do every year, we are looking for sponsors to fund our Volunteer Lunches (45 lunches per day).  If you would like to sponsor one day of lunches for our hard-working volunteers, you can do so for $250.00.  You will get your name on the Sponsor Banners and a shout-out at the opening cerimonies - and some other goodies (to be determined).  Email me if you are interested - B747Inst [at]


Trailers at the U.S. Nationals

If you plan on bringing (or renting) a trailer/motorhome to the U.S. Nationals this year, we will be using Audry's Park.  The fee is $25.00 per night for full hook-ups.  Please contact Jill Schumacher (EAA Campground Manager) at 920-426-6134 to reserve your spot.  Payment will also be made thru Jill.

If you want to rent a trailer/motorhome you will have to contact the local trailer/motorhome rentals in OSH (I believe there are three of them) - I have checked prices and you would be looking at around $1000 for the week, depending on what unit you want.


Handheld Radios Needed

Once again, we are soliciting folks for hand-held radio transceivers for use at the Nationals.  We need 8 total.  There will be a sign in/out form this year to better control the use of these radios.  If you bring one (or two) for us to use, please also bring their chargers.  At the end of the day we will sign them all back in and make sure they are charged for the next day.  Chris DeBaun will be in charge of monitoring the radios this year.  They will not be lost.  Email me if you can supply us a hand-held transceiver radio..  B747Inst [at]


Pilots - KOSH does NOT have an LAOA like KYGI. Therefore, there is no unofficial practice days. The waiver does not come into play until WED September 20. Official practice days are Wed, Sept 20, Thursday Sept 21 and Friday, September 22. You may also practice on SAT September 23 until 10:30am. Practice slot signups will be on a first come-first serve basis WED and THRU. Friday and Saturday will be handled via the Pre-registration site (not up yet) on our website.

Approximate location of the aerobatic box at KOSH.