IAC Tech Inspections are updated

On January 24, 2024, the IAC Board of Directors approved updated versions of the Aircraft Technical Review Form (formerly the Aircraft Review Form), and the Pilot Document Review Form (formerly the Document Review Form).  These are the two documents that are collectively referred to as the "tech inspection" portion of registration.

The important change to note is that the new forms restore the pre-2023 requirement that a member of the Technical Committee assist with inspection of the aircraft.

While last year’s forms somewhat streamlined the tech inspection process, members expressed concerns about safety and contest official oversight.  A subcommittee of the board looked at the best elements of the old (prior to 2023) and new (2023) forms in an attempt to bring together the best of all ideas.  Thanks to everyone who provided feedback.  Fly safe, everyone!