2024 IAC AirVenture Forums Announced

2024 IAC AirVenture Forums Schedule 

A fantastic lineup of aerobatic and unusual attitude forums throughout the week have been confirmed. This year’s theme is “Aerobatics Around the World”. You won’t want to miss three forums on internationally built aircraft; “Bücker – Stradivarius of Biplanes”, Canadian RV14-building, flying, competing”, “How the Sukhoi was born” and "Flight qualities of the new French Integral".

There are additional forums presented by builders, competitors and Master CFIs, there is something for everyone who has an interest in everything aerobatic!
The IAC forums take place in the Vicki Cruse Educational Pavilion at the IAC Aerobatic Center. The forums are scheduled daily from Tuesday, July 23, through Friday, July 26, 2024, and run for approximately one hour and 15 minutes each.

Tuesday, July 23
8:30 a.m. - 9:45am - Speaker: Budd Davisson: TOPIC:  Choosing your First Aerobatic Airplane
10:00 a.m. -11:15 a.m. - Speaker: Gordon Penner: TOPIC: Getting Started in Aerobatics 
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Speaker: Dagmar Kress: TOPIC: Aerobatics and Aerodynamics
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Speaker:  Gail Schipper TOPIC: Bücker – “The Stradivarius of Biplanes”


Wednesday, July 24
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Speaker:   Nina Stewart & Colin Armistead: TOPIC: Starting & Growing a Collegiate Aerobatic Team
10:00 a.m. - 11:15a.m. - Speaker: Lorrie Penner: TOPIC: Sport Aerobatics – International stories
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Speaker: Phillip Gragg and Nate Ruedy: TOPIC: Sequence Design: Intermediate with less than 300HP
1:00 p.m. - 2:15p.m. Speaker: Steve “Flight Chops” Thorne: TOPIC: Building, Flying, Competing in a Vans RV 14 


Thursday, July 25
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Speaker: Mike Kloch: TOPIC: Upset Recoveries: How and Why
10:00 a.m. - 11:15a.m. - Speaker – Brooks Mershon & Rick Volker: TOPIC: How the Sukhoi was born
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Speaker – Mike Lents: TOPIC: Strategy and perspective from World competition
1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. - Speaker:  Michael Church: TOPIC: Falling in Style – Could you enjoy spins?


Friday, July 26
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - IAC Annual Membership Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Mike Goulian and Rob Holland:  TOPIC: Golden age of monoplanes
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Speaker: Pete Muntean - CNN: TOPIC: Why reporters get aviation wrong
1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. - Speaker:  Aura Aero -Nils Hansen & Stephen Fiegel:  TOPIC: Flight qualities of the new French Integral