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November 13, 2023

The IAC Board of Directors met at EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh, WI on Friday, November 10
and 11, 2023. This is a brief summary of the decisions made at the meeting.

Contest Sanction Fee
The contest sanction fee is increasing from $55 per pilot to $65 per pilot to adjust for inflation.
The previous increase was over 10 years ago, and the actual inflation-adjustment amount
would be $75.

National Aerobatic Championships
By all accounts the 2023 Championships were a success. The board thanks Shad Coulson for his

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November 12, 2023

At their meeting in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on November 11-12, the IAC board of directors approved the Rule Proposals as recommended by the Rules Committee:

  • Barrett Hines, Chair
  • Jim Bourke, IAC president
  • Mike Gallaway, CIVA Delegate
  • DJ Molny, Judge Program Chair
  • Shad Coulson, Glider Aerobatics Chair

46 rule changes were proposed by members for possible inclusion in the 2024 book. These were numbered in order of the date received. A few of these inputs were initiated by the Rules Program Chair based on verbal requests and prior CIVA…

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November 12, 2023

At their meeting in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on November 11-12, the IAC board of directors approved the recommend Known Compulsory sequences for both power and glider categories for the 2024 contest season.

The sequences attached at the bottom of this page were prepared by the sequence committee. The committee recommended using the same Primary Known from last year. 

All Sequences went through the 30-day member comment period and although there were very few comments (6 total with only 2 having recommendations and 4 being complementary of the sequences), recommendations were fully…

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File Attachment(s): PRIG-Glider Known-2024.pdf , File Attachment(s): SPTG-Glider Known-2024.pdf , File Attachment(s): INTG-Glider Known-2024.pdf , File Attachment(s): ADVG-Glider Known-2024.pdf , File Attachment(s): UNLG-Glider Known-2024.pdf , File Attachment(s): Sportsman Known 2024 B form Revision.pdf , File Attachment(s): Intermediate Known 2024.pdf , File Attachment(s): Advanced Known 2024.pdf , File Attachment(s): Unlimited Known 2024.pdf
November 5, 2023
Congratulations to the US Advanced Aerobatic Team - Bronze winners at WAAC2023!
The highest scoring US pilots: Brittanee Lincoln, Kyle Collins and Mike Ciliberti flew to a third-place finish with a very tight overall score of 75.119% behind the second-place Romanian team's score of 75.744%.
The World Advanced Aerobatic Championships took place October 25th through November 3rd at the Jean Airport in Nevada. 
Check out the US Advanced team's robust Facebook page of 
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October 16, 2023

Regional Series Update
The IAC awards first, second, and third-place titles in all categories in each of six regions. Each pilot flies a three-contest minimum with the Nationals as a wild-card. The average of the three best contests flown in a region are used to arrive at a total percentage.

Current leaders in these regions:
MidAmerica: Justin Miller (Primary), Tim Taylor (Sportsman), Justin Hickson (Intermediate), Luke Penner (Advanced)
Northeast: Jerry Esquenazi (Intermediate), David Taylor (…

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October 13, 2023

Joe Haycraft, 93, flew west Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Born January 13, 1930, in Owensboro, he died suddenly in Fernandina Beach, Florida, where he had recently moved with his wife of 69 years, Sue Keller Haycraft.

Joe was a pilot extraordinaire. He began his flying career immediately upon graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1953 when he entered the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant, flying a Sabre Jet in South Korea shortly after the Armistice. After his military career, he flew as an airline captain, beginning as pilot of a Vickers Viscount with Capital…

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