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November 28, 2022

Figure 1 Foundation is dedicated to aviation scholarships in order to educate, enable and inspire the general aviation community, at the grassroots level, with a mission to promote change in safety and growth in the aviation industry as a whole.  The foundation offers a variety of scholarships including an Aerobatic Judge Certification Scholarship

The certification program covers the cost of a weekend judges school and travel expenses to and from an aerobatic contest to earn the required judges assisting experience, as well as the regional judge's...

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November 23, 2022
IAC President Emeritus Mike Heuer, IAC 4, was elected President of the International Jury for the FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championships to be held near Las Vegas, Nevada in the fall of 2023.  His fellow International Jury members at the WAAC next year in Nevada will be Tamas Abranyi of Hungary and Pierre Varloteaux of France and serving as Chief Judge will be Nick Buckenham of the UK and president of CIVA. " It will be a pleasure to work with these experienced gentlemen," said Mike.
At the FAI Aerobatics Commission (CIVA) meeting held in Lausanne, Switzerland...
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November 22, 2022

Sean D. Tucker: A Passion for Aviation

Presented at the National Air and Space Museum and Live on YouTube!
Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET

No one rolled and tumbled an airplane like Sean D. Tucker.

For more than 40 years, this renowned aerobatic pilot has thrilled air show audiences by sharing his passion for flight. Starting his career as cropduster, Tucker learned aerobatics to feel more comfortable in the cockpit. He ultimately earned numerous accolades as an aerobatic pilot,...

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November 19, 2022

There were 27 rule changes proposed by the IAC members for 2023. The proposals were posted for member comment and 19 members provided feedback on at least one item. After reviewing all comments, the Rules program committee lead by program chair Barrett Hines provided a report to the IAC board of directors. See the full report at: (IAC member login required).

The IAC board of directors approved fourteen of the nineteen 2023 Rules change proposals recommended by the Rules Program Committee at the IAC fall...

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November 18, 2022

Annually you will see a familiar call for IAC member participation on foundational programs that govern all IAC sanctioned contests. This year, Sequence Committee Chair Michael Ciliberti and Rules Committee Chair Barrett Hines sent out the same appeal to IAC members in the July/August time frame for rule change proposals and known sequences.

Once sequences were received, they were sent out to the membership for a 30-day comment period. The submissions were reviewed by the sequence committee, Mike prepared a report with recommendations to the IAC board of directors at the IAC fall...

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November 16, 2022

Decisions of interest to the IAC Members

by Jim Bourke, IAC 434151

The IAC fall board meeting was held November 11-12 in the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Committee Appointments

• Ballot Certification Chair: Doug Jenkins appointed.

• Sequence Chair: Resignation of Mike Ciliberti accepted, Rob Holland appointed.

• Executive Committee: Dagmar Kress, Craig Gifford appointed.

• 2023 AirVenture Chair: Jordan Ashley...

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