AirVenture 2005 Aerobatics Schedule of Events Announced

This year’s AirVenture should prove to be an exciting one with the appearance of SpaceShip One/White Knight - the world’s first civilian manned spacecraft to fly beyond the earth’s atmosphere; as well as, the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer that Steve Fossett successfully piloted on the first nonstop, non-refueled, around-the-world flight. Of course, there will be aircraft displays, vendors and educational opportunities galore and IAC is adding to the wealth of activities available to AirVenture attendees by hosting its own aerobatic workshops, forums and member activities.

Annual Meeting/Member Reception
You won’t want to miss out on the IAC Annual Meeting and Membership Reception sponsored by Falcon Insurance Agency on Friday, July 29th at 6 p.m. at the Nature Center Tent #1. Election results for the Board of Director race will be announced and the IAC Board of Directors will be the chefs at a good old-fashioned cookout with brats, hamburgers, hotdogs, and beverages. We’ll say our farewell to two-term President Gerry Molidor and welcome in the new Board representatives.

Aerobatic Forums at Forums Plaza

Monday 7/25/2005 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
04 Air BP Pavilion
“Choosing the Right Aerobatic Airplane For You”
Presenter: Rob Dorsey, Sport Aerobatics Stick & Rudder columnist

Tuesday 7/25/2005 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
05 Pavilion
“Competition Aerobatics...Can You Do It?”
Presenter:Allyson Parker-Lauck, IAC V.P. and US Unlimited Aerobatic Team member

Tuesday 7/25/2005 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
08 GAMA Pavilion
“Getting Started in Aerobatics”
Presenter: Allan Englehardt

Thursday 7/28/2005 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
05 Pavilion
“Lessons Learned in Aerobatics For GA Pilots”
Presenter: Gerry Molidor, IAC President

Saturday 7/30/2005 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
04 Air BP Pavilion
“Recreational Aerobatics - Flying For Fun”
Presenter: Allan Englehardt

Aerobatic Workshops at the IAC Aerobatic Center
IAC and aerobatic aircraft manufacturers and equipment suppliers have teamed up to present a line-up of hands-on demonstrations and up-close-and-personal question and answer sessions at the IAC Aerobatic Center on Wednesday, July 27-Friday, July 29 during AirVenture.


2005 AirVenture Aerobatic Workshop Schedule
Location: IAC Aerobatic Center, Oshkosh AirVenture Grounds



Wed., July 27, 2005

Thurs., July 28, 2005

Friday, July 29, 2005

10:00 a.m.

Meet Airshow Performer Kirby Chambliss. Presentation on the Zivko Edge Aircraft and the Red Bull Air Races. Open Q&A and autograph session.


Meet Airshow Performer Mike Goulian and Walter Extra as they discuss the performance of the Extra Aircraft. Open Q&A and autograph session.

Meet Airshow Performer Patty Wagstaff, Mike Goulian, and Walter Extra as they discuss the performance of the Extra Aircraft. Open Q&A and autograph session.

11:00 a.m.

Reduce Noise and Properly Operate and Maintain Your Aerobatic Propeller by
Gerd Muehlbauer and Martin Albrecht of MT-Propeller

Aerobatic Biplane Update with Paul Goetsch President of Steen Aero Lab (Steen Skybolt, Great Lakes Trainer, Knight Twister series and Pitts S1-C, S1-S and Pitts Model 14)

You Can Afford Insurance for Your Aerobatic Aircraft. Benefits of the IAC Aircraft Insurance Plan by Bob Mackey of Falcon Insurance Agency

12:00 p.m.

Meet the 2005 U.S. Aerobatic Team. Panel Discussion regarding their experiences at the 2005 World Aerobatic Championships in Burgos, Spain.

The Nuts and Bolts of Owning, Flying and Rigging The Decathlon by American Champion Aircraft

Selecting the Right Aerobatic Parachute for You by Softie Parachutes/Paraphernalia

1:00 p.m.

The Pitts Model 12
by Kimball Enterprises

Care and Feeding of Russian-designed M14P Engines
by Gesoco Industries

Safety in the cockpit from different approaches by Gerhard Paasche of Oregon Aero

Aircraft Parking
Planning on flying your aircraft in to AirVenture? We’ve got plenty of parking for aerobatic aircraft at the IAC Aerobatic Center located just south of the control tower. Interested? Just call IAC headquarters at 920-426-6574 with your name, aircraft type, arrival and departure dates and we’ll reserve a space for you. Put a magenta (bright pink) piece of paper with the letters IAC in big black letters in your window when taxiing in and the aircraft parking chairmen will direct you to the IAC pavilion.

Merchandise and Member Information
The IAC Aerobatic Center is always your place for aerobatic club merchandise and information on aerobatic flying. Come join us and consider us your home during AirVenture.