...He has coached and mentored pilots at contests and on practice days, she is the type of judge that others look to for her understanding of the technical aspects of judging and has always been fair and unbiased, he is the epitome of an IAC volunteer, whether he is coaching, mentoring, judging, or the contest starter, she is always willing to share her expertise, his passion has always been aerobatics and aerobatic aircraft design. Do these descriptions sound like someone you know?
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!
Click here to make an on-line nomination. You can nominate your fellow IAC'ers for one of the five non-flying awards listed;
Frank Price Cup - Purpose of the award is to recognize the person who has contributed the most to the sport of aerobatics in the previous year.
Robert L. Heuer Award for Judging Excellence - Member Sam Burgess of San Antonio, Texas conceived the idea for presenting a trophy to the outstanding aerobatic judge each year.
Kathy Jaffe Volunteer Award - This award recognizes an outstanding volunteer during the previous year.
Harold E. Neumann Award for Outstanding Contribution as a Chief Judge - The family of Harold E. Neumann has provided the permanent trophy in 1998 to recognize the outstanding chief judge.
Curtis Pitts Memorial Trophy - The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding contribution to aerobatics through product design.
A detailed description of all the non-flying awards can be found here: https://www.iac.org/legacy/non-flying-awards
Deadline is June 2, 2017 for nominations of volunteers who will be recognized for their efforts in the 2016 flying season.
Patty Anderson, IAC Awards Chair