IAC 2019 AirVenture Forums Announced

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 will include a full roster of forums at the IAC’s Vicki Cruse Educational Pavilion. The forums are scheduled daily from Tuesday, July 23, through Friday, July 27, 2019, and run for approximately one hour and 15 minutes each. Special guest Richard Giles will give a forum on Wednesday morning about the Giles-200 design and build process as part of the type’s 25th anniversary celebration at AirVenture. Engineer and test pilot for American Champion, Jody Bradt will talk about designing the Decathlon the same morning.

A fanastic lineup of aerobatic and unusual attitude forums throughout the week will be kicked off by Budd Davisson, aviation writer and CFI on Tuesday morning at 8:30am. He'll let you know the pitfalls of buying your first aerobatic airplane and if getting something for free will end up costing you a bundle. You won't want to miss Greg Koontz on Friday at 1:00pm when he lets us in on, "Five Tools to Tame a Taildragger" forum.

Check out all the IAC plans for Airventure HERE

Tuesday, July 23

8:30 a.m. - Budd Davisson — Buying Your first Aerobatic Airplane: When Free is Too Much

10 a.m. - Michael Lents - Flying the Decathlon

11:30 a.m. - Dagmar Kress — Basic Elements of Aerobatics

1:00-2:15pm - Melanie Astles - Women Becoming Elite: Focused Aerobatic Preparation

Wednesday, July 24

8:30 a.m. - Richard Giles - Giles-200 Design and Build Experience

10 a.m. - Jody Bradt - Decathlon: Designing the Best Aerobatic Trainer

11:30 a.m. - Doug Vayda - Extra Aircraft: Extra 230s through today’s 300XC

1:00 p.m. - Mitch Velickovich - Development of the MXS and MX2

Thursday, July 25

8:30 a.m. - Michael Church - Spins: Falling with Style

10 a.m. - Gordon Penner - Spin Avoidance

11:30 a.m. - Susan Bell - Zero to Hero in Three Years

1:00 p.m. - Jim Bourke - Becoming an Air Show Pilot

Friday, July 26

8:30 a.m. - Annual IAC Membership Meeting

10 a.m. - John Strong - Surviving Your First Year of Competition Aerobatics

11:30 a.m. - Jim Bourke — Your First Aerobatic Airplane

1 p.m. - Greg Koontz - Five Tools to Tame a Taildragger