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December 7, 2022

New for the 2023 contest season, the IAC Board of Directors has approved the use of "L" and "R" forms as alternatives to the traditional IAC A, B, C forms.

These new forms clearly indicate that "L" is wind from the LEFT and "R" is wind from the "RIGHT".  No more trying to remember which wind direction is the "B" form versus the "C" form.  There is no equivalent "A" form in the new style.

The board approved the use of L&R forms in either the CIVA style or in a new IAC style prepared by IAC Judge Chair DJ Molny. Forms may be found in the...

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November 30, 2022

We are very excited to share news of a newly redesigned IAC website. The new site will bring an improved look for the IAC with an enhanced, user-friendly design, which makes it easier to find whatever you’re looking for. The new design will be integrated within the next 30 to 45 days. 

During initial launch you can expect to receive an email advising you to update your login and change your password. The email will include a link to update your information and login credentials. 

There are a few things that will remain familiar, such as the IAC contest database and...

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November 29, 2022

The official contest video for every flight of every competitor in the 2022 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships has been posted. 

Thank you to Forrest Fox Productions for the videography and editing.

November 28, 2022

Figure 1 Foundation is dedicated to aviation scholarships in order to educate, enable and inspire the general aviation community, at the grassroots level, with a mission to promote change in safety and growth in the aviation industry as a whole.  The foundation offers a variety of scholarships including an Aerobatic Judge Certification Scholarship

The certification program covers the cost of a weekend judges school and travel expenses to and from an aerobatic contest to earn the required judges assisting experience, as well as the regional judge's...

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November 23, 2022

IAC President Emeritus Mike Heuer, IAC 4, was elected President of the International Jury for the FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championships to be held near Las Vegas, Nevada in the fall of 2023.  His fellow International Jury members at the WAAC next year in Nevada will be Tamas Abranyi of Hungary and Pierre Varloteaux of France and serving as Chief Judge will be Nick Buckenham of the UK and president of CIVA. " It will be a pleasure to work with these experienced gentlemen," said Mike.

At the FAI Aerobatics Commission (CIVA) meeting held in Lausanne, Switzerland, Mike was...

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November 22, 2022

Sean D. Tucker: A Passion for Aviation

Presented at the National Air and Space Museum and Live on YouTube!
Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET

No one rolled and tumbled an airplane like Sean D. Tucker.

For more than 40 years, this renowned aerobatic pilot has thrilled air show audiences by sharing his passion for flight. Starting his career as cropduster, Tucker learned aerobatics to feel more comfortable in the cockpit. He ultimately earned numerous accolades as an aerobatic pilot,...

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