In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the first test flight of the Pitts S-1, speakers at the IAC Pavilion will cover subjects in their forums that are "Pitts-Centric". Forums will be ongoing from Tuesday through Saturday (July 21-25) that will delve into all areas of the airplane and the aerobatics for which it is known.
Gary Debaun, US Nationals CD, has signed up to give a forum on "Buying a Used Pitts", Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00. Gary has done many pre-buys over the years and says, "You better assign me a time slot or I...(read more)
The 2015 Judges Revalidation & Currency Exam is now available here, or you can navigate to the Judges Exams page via the site menu: Programs -> Judges -> Exams. As we do every spring, all of IAC's Judge volunteers spend a few minutes of quality time with the new year's IAC Official Contest Rules and their computer to refresh their knowledge following the winter hibernation. Please complete this exam as soon as you can make time.
The 12/23/2014 IAC Approved List of Judges will be used through the Borrego...(read more)
You may be interested to take a look at the new CIVA News website that has just been launched by the FAI's aerobatic commission.
While the CIVA section of the FAI website remains the official repository of information to support world and continental aerobatic championships, this new website aims to step down closer to the people who really drive the sport and provide a dynamic platform targeted firmly at people's news, views, facts and interesting...
The 2015 version of the IAC Official Contest Rules is now available for download. The rules have just been finalized by Brian Howard, Chairman of the IAC Rules Committee, in cooperation with the members of the Committee.
Proposals for the 2015 contest year were considered by the Committee and submitted to the IAC Board of Directors for their review and approval when the Board met in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on November 12 and 13, 2014.
Get your copy at: https://www.iac.org/download-contest-rules (member login required)...(read more)
This summer will mark the 70th anniversary of the first test flight of the Pitts S-1 by Curtis Pitts himself. This aircraft went on to become one of the premiere aerobatic aircraft of all times and continues to enjoy an active life in the hands of competition and recreational pilots around the world. It remains one of the iconic aircraft types in aerobatic history and made possible the foundation, growth, and expansion of IAC in the 1970's. Its importance to aerobatic development cannot be overemphasized.
To recognize this beautiful airplane and all the models that have...(read more)