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January 16, 2017

Congratulations to the individuals below who have applied for and received Achievement Awards from flying in a non-contest environment (Smooth Achievement) or at contest (Stars Achievement) in the Third and Fourth Quarter of 2016. Congratulations on all the achievements!

Of special note - we have two pilots who have achieved the ALL TEN - Jim Bourke and Hiroyasu Endo. Great job guys!

As a reminder, First time Primary or Sportsman Stars or Smooth Award Applicant will receive their first award patch for free. Applicants for Glider or Power Primary or Sportsman...

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December 31, 2016

The 2017 IAC Judges Revalidation and Currency Exam is now available on the Programs->Judges->Exams web page.  Passing the R&C Exam is required for Judge currency for 2017.  The passing score is 80%.  The exam is open book and is best done with a copy of the IAC Official Contest Rules and the IAC web site at hand.  An IAC chapter might make exam prep the topic of a chapter meeting.

The IAC Board of Directors approved a short list of rules changes for 2017 which may be seen here.  Volunteers...

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December 29, 2016

By Mike Heuer, IAC President

IAC members were contacted last year by Harris Connect, a company that publishes membership directories for all sorts of organizations in the USA including military associations, alumni groups, and non-profit organizations. IAC had previously worked with this company in the publication of directories in 1990, 1995, and 2000. Most recently, the Warbirds of America had also contracted with Harris Connect to publish an album. The original goal was to print and ship these books to members by August 2016.

Harris Connect subsequently merged with...

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December 29, 2016

IAC is associated with the National Aeronautic Association in Washington, DC through a letter of agreement which grants IAC full sanctioning authority and powers to manage and administer aerobatic competition in the United States. NAA, in turn, is America’s member organization in the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in Lausanne, Switzerland, which regulates all international competitions and record attempts.

Through our letter of agreement with NAA, the IAC is responsible for the rules for all sanctioned competitions; to administer and manage the US National Aerobatic...

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December 21, 2016

IAC Collegiate Program Chairman, Jordan Ashley, would like to congratulate and thank all participants in the 2016 competition.

Results from the 2016 IAC Collegiate Competition are calculated for both team and individual categories.

The top performing teams are as follows:
1. University of North Dakota (5227.96/6000.00 = 87.13%)
2. Metropolitan State University of Denver (4111.83/4880...
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December 17, 2016

As I have previously reported, ADS-B Out cannot keep up with aerobatic operations and it shows up “red” in the FAA's performance information, through no fault of the airplane’s operator or the equipment. Eventually, we hope for some sort of long-term fix which will likely be in the publication of additional FAA policy, yet to be decided.

As a follow up to articles in Sport Aerobatics this summer and fall regarding ADS-B Out equipment, we had a good meeting at AirVenture in Oshkosh in July with three FAA people heavily involved in ADS-B at the Washington level, outlining our problems...

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