Member Comment on Team Selection Sought

The IAC Board of Directors is requesting comments on the following motions carried at the Fall Board of Directors meeting held October 23-24, 2003 in Oshkosh, WI. As per the Policy and Procedures (P&P) Manual, when any proposed changes are made to P&P Section #504 - Selection of U.S. Aerobatic Teams, there will be a two-month member comment period before the IAC Board of Directors casts a final vote to approve the proposed policy changes. IAC members should direct their comments to the IAC Board of Directors list serve at IAC-Board [at]

or individually to their regional Director. A list of Regional Directors can be found in the members only section of the IAC website at under Leadership - Board of Directors. A Board vote will be taken at the Spring Board meeting to be held March 26-27, 2004 in Chicago, IL.

Motion #22: To remove all references to percentage for Team Selection from the P&P.
Motion by: Knight/Second: Adams
In favor: Poehlmann, Bird, Adams, Andrew, Heuer, Stock, Taylor, Knight, Vidrine
Opposed: Cruse, Martin
Abstain: Parker-Lauck
Motion carries (9/2/1).

The referenced sections currently require that pilots trying out for the team must achieve a minimum of 70% of the points possible on the total of all flown flights to be eligible for the team. This 70% is determined after TBLP and after all penalties have been applied.

Motion #25: Change IAC P&P 504 on Advanced Team Eligibility Requirements paragraph (g) to select eight (8) pilots instead of five (5).
Motion by: Parker-Lauck/Second: Poehlmann
All in favor
Motion carries.

The referenced section currently allows the IAC to select five (5) pilots in rank order as qualified for the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team.