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March 4, 2017
Walter Extra
Walter Extra, chief designer and founder of the Extra Aircraft company in Germany, will attend EAA AirVenture this year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin as the guest of IAC. Walter is coming to Oshkosh as a part of the gathering of Extra owners and pilots which is part of IAC’s activities this year at aviation’s largest event.
The Extra 230 was first introduced to the international aerobatic community at the World Aerobatic Championships in Bekescaba, Hungary in 1984 and was flown at that competition by Walter Extra and...
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February 23, 2017

Evan Peers of San Carlos, California assumes the duties of editor of the International Aerobatic Club’s monthly magazine, Sport Aerobatics, with the April issue of the magazine. Evan has served as IAC’s official photographer since 2015 and has provided photo coverage of EAA AirVenture and the US National Aerobatic Championships in 2015 and 2016.

For the past sixteen years, he has owned and operated Airspace Media which provides aviation and airshow media content coverage to the industry, including UAV,...

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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:

February 5, 2017

The 2017 Official IAC Contest Rules are now available at: (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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