The World Air Games begin in Dubai, UAE, this coming week and IAC member-pilots are on hand to compete against the best in the world in both powered and glider aerobatic events and represent the USA. Current US National Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland left two days ago for the Emirates and will practice at the contest site on December 1st. Rob will fly Zoltan Veres' MXS. Eric Lentz-Gauthier will be competing in the glider aerobatic competition and will fly a Swift shared with Markus Feyerabend. The competition flying will run from the 2nd through the 5th of December and will be covered at...(read more)
Rob Holland and Eric Lentz-Gauthier represent the USA in aerobatics at the FAI World Air Games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Rob Holland represents the USA in power aerobatics. Rob is three time World Champion in the Four Minute Free program, four time Unlimited U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, and well known to the international aerobatic community by his participation on the United States Advanced and Unlimited Aerobatic teams. He'll compete with eight other pilots, including: Aude Lemordant for France (women’s gold at WAC...(read more)
KNOWNS, FREE KNOWNS, IAC, and CIVA
by Mike Heuer, IAC President
I have appreciated the discussion regarding the new Free Known flight programs CIVA will introduce at the World and European Championships in 2016, both in power and glider, and thank all of you who have provided feedback and opinions. My comments below are rather lengthy but bear with me as the issues are worthy of further discussion.
Just to provide some background, the idea of the “Free Known” has been around a couple of years. I can remember one of our Unlimited Team pilots discussing...(read more)
A video of the induction of Sean D. Tucker into the International Aerobatics Hall of Fame on November 5th is now available at the following link:
The video includes Sean's inspiring acceptance speech, his tribute to IAC and EAA, and a brief presentation on his aviation, aerobatic, and airshow career.
The 2016 Known sequences are now available online, along with the Unknowns for the 2014 and 2015 contest seasons. (Member login required.)
The IAC Board has approved the appointment of three new people to our leadership team of volunteers:
• IAC Collegiate Program – this important program which brings college students into aerobatic flying will now be headed by Jordan Ashley of Marion, Indiana. A graduate of Purdue University, Jordan currently heads up accounting and finance for a church in his area. Well versed in collegiate aviation, he headed up Purdue’s aviation student organization roundtable and is an active flight instructor. He holds a commercial license...(read more)