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September 16, 2021

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.

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September 2, 2021
In less than two weeks the volunteers of the IAC will start to assemble in Salina, Kansas to prepare the grounds for the 2021 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. Contest dates are September 19-24.  The purpose of Bulletin #1 is to highlight some areas of interest to the pilots competing at the event.  
For more detailed information, click on the Bulletin #1 pdf below. There you will find more detailed information regarding hotels, rental cars, and all things Nationals.  You can also keep up to date on the Nationals...
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August 30, 2021

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...

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August 28, 2021

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,...

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August 26, 2021
Please be advised that the organizers for the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships are monitoring daily developments in Salina, Saline County, Kansas for COVID-19 infection rates and guidelines updates.  The organizers will abide by the state and county guidelines.
As of August 23, the update for Saline County was 35 new cases identified and reported by the health department. 166  variants were identified in 290 samples.
At this time there is no mask mandate for Saline County. The organizers will have hand sanitizers available to all...
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August 23, 2021
Leo Update as of 8/23/2021
Another week, another contest added to the NPSC results for the Leo Trophy.  We've completed a lot of flying through early August with about 214 NPSC competitors spread across 17 NPSC qualified contests.   Nathan Ruedy, Brittanee Lincoln, Matt Dunfee and Dave Watson have each flown in 3 different regions as you'll see in the results here and so have earned qualifying points in the series.   It looks like the Advanced category is shaping up to be a tight battle between Matt Dunfee and Dave Watson.  Dave closed the gap a little with his 1st...
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