At a special IAC Board of Directors meeting on Monday, August 10, 2020, Debby Rihn-Harvey and Justin Hickson were appointed by the Directors to serve on the IAC Executive Committee. Debby, from the Houston, Texas area, has served on the Executive Committee previously. This is the first time Justin, from the Twin Cities of Minnesota, has served on the Executive Committee. They will serve along with President Jim Bourke, Vice President Doug Bartlett and Treasurer Jordan Ashley. We wish both Debby and Justin well as they serve for the benefit of our IAC members and for the safety and...(read more)
By Mike Heuer, Team Manager
This past week, two of the eight team pilots came to Union City, Tennessee (KUCY) for a training camp under the guidance and supervision of team coach Rob Holland. The team agreed that though the WAAC has been postponed to July 2021, training should continue and this will result in an even better prepared U.S. Advanced Team than ever.
Rob’s own successful career in aerobatic competition is well documented. He has won the U.S. National Aerobatic Champion title more than any other American in aerobatic history but aside from his piloting skills is...(read more)
Each year the International Aerobatic Club invites those who are interested in pursuing aerobatic training and education to visit the IAC website to discover a number of scholarship opportunities. The winners of the three of the scholarships listed have been announced—
CP Aviation Emergency Maneuver Training Scholarship in Memory of Vicki Cruse
Each year, the membership of the International Aerobatic Club nominates outstanding volunteers to be recognized for their contributions to the sport of aerobatics. The award winners are selected by a secret ballot of the IAC Board of Directors. In typical years the award recipients were recognized at the IAC Annual Member Meeting at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This year, due to the cancellation of AirVenture, the awards will be shipped to the recipients’ homes. Please congratulate the following IAC members for their contributions to the aerobatic community.... (read more)
A vacancy in the IAC Southwest Director position was created by the recent IAC Director/Officer election in which Jim Bourke was voted in as President. Per IAC Bylaws, when a vacancy on the IAC Board of Directors is created, the position will be filled by appointment of an Interim Director as selected by the remaining Directors. The Interim Director will serve out the vacated term through July 2021, at which time they may choose to run for election.
The director position must be filled with an IAC member in good standing. Some experience with IAC chapter leadership is desirable, but...(read more)
Like many others, Clisten V. Murray IAC 1696 was hooked on aviation as a young boy when an occasional plane flew over his family’s southern Indiana farm. He passed away January 27, 2020 having lived a long and healthy life to the age of 97 until undergoing a heart valve repair in September 22, 2019.
His first flight took place in Vincennes, Indiana in the 80s. He traveled to Boulder, Colorado to take his first aerobatic lesson. He said he felt very privileged to take that first aerobatic lesson with Betty Stewart, two-time Women’s World Aerobatic Champion.
A Pitts checkout...(read more)