Click on any of the section titles below to view their content. Contest Jury Contest jury members will wear "JURY" badges on blue lanyards. Don't hesitate to approach a jury member with questions or issues; they're at the contest to make sure that the rules are applied properly, that the contest runs smoothly, and to solve problems, great and small. To that end, please talk with a jury member before filing a protest! Should you need a jury member at the contest but can't find one, call the chairman, Bob Meyer, at (661) 917-7984. Find a list of jury members on this site's Officials page. Free Program Please bring 10 A forms and 20 each of your B and C forms of your Freestyle to Registration. Late Arrivals and Missed Briefings A competitor arriving late but in time to register, be tech inspected and briefed, and ready to fly before the completion of his or her category's Known Program will be permitted entry per rule 3.6.2. All other late arrivals will be permitted entry per 3.6.2 unless all category flight programs are completed. A competitor arriving after his or her category's Known Program is complete may be required to fly that Known Program, regardless of whether the late arrival was beyond the competitor's control. A special briefing fee or penalty (per 4.6.1) will apply to any competitor who misses the general briefing on Sunday or any Flight Program briefing on the day of the flight. Rules The 2017 IAC Official Contest Rules apply. Rules are supplemented by Section 500 of the IAC Policy and Procedures (P&P) manual. In the event of a conflict, the P&P takes precedence. Scoring ACRO with FairPlay will be used for scoring all flights in all categories. Note: IAC rules regarding Hard Zeros (HZ) and Numeric Zeroes (0.0) apply. See Rule 7.3 for details. U.S. Aerobatic Team Aspirants - Advanced Power If you aspire to a position on the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team: Before the contest begins, you must declare as a team aspirant and read, sign and return the Code of Conduct and Declaration / Pilot Agreements. Flying for the team will not be permitted until these documents are signed and returned to the IAC President (usually through the registration office). Each team aspirant must be eligible to hold an FAI Sporting License issued by the National Aeronautic Association. However, you need not hold a Sporting License at the Nationals. The top-placing 8 pilots will earn positions on the team. Unknown Programs for Advanced Category The top 10 competitors ranked in the provisional overall standings valid at the time of each figure selection meeting will each submit one Unknown Program figure. Find the rules for constructing valid figures in the IAC Official Contest Rules and in P&P 503. Cancellation Policy Competitors who preregister and pay via PayPal but withdraw before the beginning of the first competition flight of their category will receive a full refund minus the PayPal fees.