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February 21, 2023

Register today!

Coming up this weekend - "Intro to Aerobatic Judging" (Sessions 1&2) Saturday Feb 25 and day 2 continuing on Sunday, Feb 26. Starting time both days is at 09:00 MST and ending approximately at 16:00 MST each day.

DJ Molny, Judge program chair, will lead this two-day training for current judges and prospective judges. It is also great information for anyone who wants to learn more about competition aerobatics. We have many non-pilots participate who are friends and family and it...

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February 17, 2023

Hello, IAC members, it is time to nominate our 2023 slate of officers and directors. Nominating petitions are due by April 14. Voting will be done electronically on the IAC website, beginning June 28, voting ends on July 25. New officers and directors will be installed at the close of the IAC Annual Membership Meeting at AirVenture in Oshkosh on July 28, 2023.

Positions to be filled are Vice President, Treasurer, and Class II directors (term expiring July 2023). Directors are elected "at large", not by region, and are then assigned a region after they're elected. If...

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February 9, 2023

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD)for certain Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (Continental) GTSIO-520, IO-470, IO-520, IO-550, IOF-550, LIO-470, LIO-520, LTSIO-520, O-470, TSIO-470, TSIO-520, TSIO-550, TSIOF-550, and TSIOL-550 model reciprocating engines with a certain Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP) cylinder assembly or intake valve installed.

The affected cylinder assemblies and intake valves are installed as a...

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February 1, 2023

Submit nominations for the Annual Non-Flying Awards

Each year, the membership of the IAC nominates outstanding volunteers to be recognized for their contribution to the sport of aerobatics. This is an excellent opportunity to give recognition to an...

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January 26, 2023
During the 2023 Rule Change process, a number of rules were proposed and approved that affect the way chapters run a contest. To make sure that all our contests run in accordance with IAC policies, below are some important changes for all contest organizers and participants to be aware of.
1. Boundary judges are now optional: Contest Directors do not have to apply for a Rule Deviation for this issue. Instead, they can simply inform competitors that they are exercising this option. As with any Rule Deviation, inform competitors before they arrive...
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January 24, 2023
The IAC Board of Directors met for a Special Meeting on January 20, 2023, and appointed Shad Coulson as the new 2023 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships contest director. Shad replaces previous contest director Mike Heuer, who resigned the position in December.
Shad has been the contest director for the Estrella Classic, Maricopa, Arizona for the past three years. He worked with Jason Stephens to bring the U.S. National Unlimited and Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships to Arizona acting as contest director for the inaugural event in 2022 and will be acting...
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