The submission deadline for IAC members to propose changes to the IAC Official Contest Rules for the 2022 contest season was July 1st. These proposals have now been compiled by IAC Rules Chair Barrett Hines. A total of 44 unique (a few were the same) proposals from the membership were received. A PDF with all of the rule proposals is available for download below. Although organized some to assist with their evaluation, these are essentially as received.
The International Aerobatic Hall of Fame was formed in 1986 to give appropriate recognition to those who have made a significant contribution to aerobatics. This year the IAC Hall of Fame committee led by Chairman David Martin, with unanimous approval of the IAC board of directors, has announced the 2021 IAC Hall of Fame Recipient is Kirby Chambliss.
As a child, Kirby was always playing and running around with toy planes. “I don’t ever remember saying I wanted to be a pilot, I just always wanted to be a pilot.” At only 13 years old, he began flying.Through his first job as a...(read more)
Bruce Ballew, IAC Government Relations Chair
On August 10, 2021, the FAA released revised guidance for getting an aerobatic practice area (APA) and an aerobatic contest box (ACB) certificates of waiver. The new guidance reflects many positive changes and clarifications on recurring issues related to APAs and ACBs. Kevin Raymond, the FAA Team Leader, is responsible for getting the final version out and included the IAC, and me during the revision process at every step of the way.
Part of the change included where the new guidance can be found. It is still in 8900.1, Volume 3,...(read more)