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January 6, 2023

Superior Air Parts has issued a mandatory service bulletin requiring the replacement of intake valves in certain Millennium cylinders and rebuilt/overhauled cylinders used in Continental 470-, 520-, and 550-series engines. Learn more ›

January 4, 2023

Join the EAA on January 23-27, 2023, during the third-annual EAA Homebuilders Week online event. Experts from every corner of the homebuilt aircraft community will bring their knowledge and information to builders everywhere through free and interactive webinars. Topics covered include workshops on sheet metal, welding, and wood; aircraft designs from a variety of industry leaders; part selection when building; buying secondhand; and more.

This five-day event coincides with the 70th anniversary of the first Experimental Aircraft Association meeting on January 26, 1953. Homebuilders...

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December 13, 2022

The 2022 winner of the L. Paul Soucy Trophy is Phillip Gragg, IAC 431292, of Ramona, California.

The purpose of the L. Paul Soucy Trophy is to recognize the pilot who achieves the highest scoring percentage at three or more contests during a contest season (best scores averaged together). To qualify, one of those contests must be the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships.

Phillip has been an IAC member since the mid-1990’s.  He flew his first contest in a rented Super Decathlon at the 2008 Cajun Contest in Le...

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December 7, 2022

New for the 2023 contest season, the IAC Board of Directors has approved the use of "L" and "R" forms as alternatives to the traditional IAC A, B, C forms.

These new forms clearly indicate that "L" is wind from the LEFT and "R" is wind from the "RIGHT".  No more trying to remember which wind direction is the "B" form versus the "C" form.  There is no equivalent "A" form in the new style.

The board approved the use of L&R forms in either the CIVA style or in a new IAC style prepared by IAC Judge Chair DJ Molny. Forms may be found in the...

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November 30, 2022

We are very excited to share news of a newly redesigned IAC website. The new site will bring an improved look for the IAC with an enhanced, user-friendly design, which makes it easier to find whatever you’re looking for. The new design will be integrated within the next 30 to 45 days. 

During initial launch you can expect to receive an email advising you to update your login and change your password. The email will include a link to update your information and login credentials. 

There are a few things that will remain familiar, such as the IAC contest database and...

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November 29, 2022

The official contest video for every flight of every competitor in the 2022 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships has been posted. 

Thank you to Forrest Fox Productions for the videography and editing.