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February 10, 2017

Each year, the membership of the IAC nominates outstanding volunteers to be recognized for their contribution to the sport of aerobatics. This is an excellent opportunity to give recognition to an outstanding IAC member who spends their valuable time volunteering for the benefit of many.  Let's recognize our unsung heroes for 2016!
Read more about the five non-flying awards here: https://www.iac.org/call-for-2016-non-flying-award-nominations


February 5, 2017

The 2017 Official IAC Contest Rules are now available at: https://www.iac.org/download-contest-rules (member login required).

A summary of this year's changes is also available on the same page.


February 3, 2017

The award was conceived and donated by L. Paul Soucy of Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Soucy was one of the first members of IAC and the Board of Directors. His purpose was to recognize not only skilled pilots but also those who supported a minimum number of contests as well as the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships.

Congratulations to Nicholas Meyer who is recognized as the IAC competition pilot who achieved the highest percentage of points possible during the 2016 contest season by competing in three or more contests, one of which is the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. The...

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February 2, 2017

Of interest to some of you is a 2017 change to Rule 2.1, Competitor Qualifications. The new rule recognizes the BasicMed medical certification being put into use by the FAA later this year.  Anyone qualifying under the BasicMed regulations will be able to compete without a current FAA Medical Certificate regardless of the airplane flown.  The 2017 rule book with this and many other changes will be online not later than mid-February.

The FAA has published the BasicMed rules, the regulations do not go into effect until May 1, 2017. Visit the FAA website for more...

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February 1, 2017

The final scores are in for the 2016 regional series competition. Sixty-six (66) pilots successfully competed at three or more contests needed to qualify for the series and place in the top three in their category for their respective region.

At the March 2002 Board of Directors meeting, an IAC Regional Championship Series format was officially approved. To be eligible, a pilot must fly at least three contests during the year and one contest may include the U.S. Nationals. If more than three contests...

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January 16, 2017

Congratulations to the individuals below who have applied for and received Achievement Awards from flying in a non-contest environment (Smooth Achievement) or at contest (Stars Achievement) in the Third and Fourth Quarter of 2016. Congratulations on all the achievements!

Of special note - we have two pilots who have achieved the ALL TEN - Jim Bourke and Hiroyasu Endo. Great job guys!

As a reminder, First time Primary or Sportsman Stars or Smooth Award Applicant will receive their first award patch for free. Applicants for Glider or Power Primary or Sportsman...

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