IAC is associated with the National Aeronautic Association in Washington, DC through a letter of agreement which grants IAC full sanctioning authority and powers to manage and administer aerobatic competition in the United States. NAA, in turn, is America’s member organization in the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in Lausanne, Switzerland, which regulates all international competitions and record attempts.
Through our letter of agreement with NAA, the IAC is responsible for the rules for all sanctioned competitions; to administer and manage the US National Aerobatic Championships; to send teams of competitors and support personnel to FAI world aerobatic championships; and to name delegates to the FAI Aerobatics Commission (CIVA). Mike Heuer serves as the USA’s delegate to CIVA with Debby Rihn-Harvey as the alternate delegate.
As one of NAA’s air sports organizations (ASO), the President of IAC sits on the NAA Board of Directors. Effective January 1st, 2017, Mike Heuer will also serve on the NAA’s executive committee. This appointment recognizes Mike’s extensive experience in air sports as one of the committee’s seats are reserved for an ASO representative. Mike’s experience extends from the “grass roots” of aerobatics all the way to the FAI’s executive board. He served as an FAI vice president for over 20 years and as CIVA’s president for 26 years. Thus, he will be able to effectively represent air sports at the NAA level in the future and provide expertise on FAI affairs as well.