2023 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships
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Registration is OPEN
May 15, 2023
Registration for the 2023 U.S. National Aerobatic Championship is open for pilots and volunteers at www.iac.org/contests. Scroll down to 2023 US National Aerobatic Championships and click on the dark blue "Register" button to the right of the contest title.
The U.S. Nationals take place SEPTEMBER 24 - 29, 2023 in Salina, Kansas.
Get all the details for hotels, events during the week, entry fees and links to photo galleries, social media and the LIVE feed on YouTube here: www.iac.org/nationals
Bulletin No.1 - U.S. National Aerobatic Championships
March 18, 2023
Greetings members of the IAC. My name is Shad Coulson and I have been appointed by the IAC Board of Directors as the Contest Director for the 2023 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships, in Salina, Kansas.
In Bulletin No.1 are the initial plans for the 2023 U.S. Nationals. Among them are:
- Official Contest Dates: Practice September 21-23, and Contest flights September 24-29.
- Entry fees
- Encouragement for expanding the Nationals Judge Pool - see the updated P&P 214, which reclassifies judges from Regional/National titles to Grading Judges and Senior Grading Judges. Also adding Chief Judge training and certification.
- Flight medal presentation will be separate from the awards banquet. More details to follow.
- Official Hotel - Hilton Garden Inn will host the Sunday evening mixer (September 24) and the Awards Banquet (September 29)
2023 U.S. National Unlimited and Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships Wrap up.
Congratulations to all the pilots, volunteers and organizers for a safe and fun contest!
1st Place: Shad Coulson
2nd place: Jospeh Gerner
3rd place: Mallory Lynch
4th place finisher Dante Cyrus (U.S.Air Force Aerobatic Team) shared
the spotlight when Mallory brought him up to congratulate him for continually
nipping at his heals every step of the way.
1st place Jason Stephens
2nd place: Jim Bourke
3rd place: Sasa Marvin
The scores from the U.S. National Unlimited/Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships, which took place at the Estrella Classic contest can be found in the scoring database here: https://iaccdb.iac.org./contests/829
2023 U.S. NATIONALS NEW CD APPOINTED
2023 U.S. NATIONALS CD RESIGNS
December 31, 2022
Mike Heuer has resigned as contest director for the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. "The reasons are personal and private, and I would like to leave it at that," said Mike in a statement on his Facebook page. "That said, aerobatics, the IAC, and the Nationals have been and will be a huge part of my life in years to come. I just cannot devote the time to this as our members deserve. I hope to be in Salina this year in some capacity but that will be decided by the new contest director, whoever she or he might be. In the meantime, fly safe everyone and I hope to see you somewhere this year -- be it Salina, Oshkosh, or Las Vegas (where the WAAC will be held). Life intervenes in our plans and future, and I treasure all the friendships I have made during my five-decade participation in this wonderful sport."