IAC Airventure Tuesday Forums

Tuesday, July 25

8:30-9:45am          The Untold Adventures of Building and Flying the Christen Eagle II - Mark Ciaglia and Lynn OJala

10:00-11:15am       USA Team Aerobatics - Jim Bourke

11:30-12:45pm       Basic Elements of Aerobatics - Dagmar Kress

8:30-9:45am  |  Dr. Mark Ciaglia/ Lynn OJala  | The Untold Adventures of Building and Flying the Christen Eagle II

Lynn has been a pilot since 1979 and has logged over 1,500 hours

of Christen Eagle flight time. She holds an Experimental Repairman

Certificate for both of her Eagles.

Lynn and her late husband, Denny, built two Christen Eagles together.

She will discuss her unique and heartwarming story of a husband and

wife team with a dream.




Mark was a 6 year old boy when he saw his home turn into an airplane factory. 

Mark is an Eagle pilot with 300 hours total time with over half of that in his Eagle.

Hear about Mark’s adventures of building a Christen Eagle through the eyes of

a young boy and how he brought a family heirloom home after 21 years.












10:00-11:15am  |  Jim Bourke  |  USA Unlimited Team

Jim is an IAC National Judge has served, as a contest director, jury member,

is an active competitor and a member of the USA 2017 Unlimited Team.

Jim Bourke talks about his experience rising through the ranks to become a US

Unlimited Aerobatic Team member.  Learn about aerobatic competitions from the

regional to the world level and find out all the latest with the US team.





11:30am-12:45pm  |  Dagmar Kress  |  Basic Elements of Aerobatics

Dagmar is an International World Aerobatic Champion who has competed for

the United States and also for Germany — where she is from. She is a certified

flight instructor, and has been involved in aviation for about 30 years.

Join Dagmar as she discusses the elements that make up the basic aerobatic

figures; horizontal and vertical lines, loops, rolls, spins and hammerheads.

Most aerobatic figures are composites of these basic maneuvers.