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January 9, 2004


Scores for the 2003 Regional Championship Series have been tabulated by Tom Myers, the official scorekeeper for the series.

The Regional Championship Series began in 2002 and continues to grow in participation according to IAC Executive...

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November 20, 2003

Jose Louis de Aresti Aguirre, widely known within the aerobatic community and member of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) Hall of Fame, passed away on November 18 in Madrid, Spain at the age of 84.



Aresti was most widely known for his work in developing the aerocryptographic system, or shorthand, for recording aerobatic maneuvers, more commonly known as the “Sistema Aresti” or Aresti System. His aerobatic figure diagrams allowed internationally competing pilots to communicate,...

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October 24, 2003

Don Taylor was inducted into the Aerobatics Hall of Fame at the October 24, 2003 induction ceremonies at the EAA Aviation Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin for his contributions to the world of flight.

 Don Taylor was born into aviation…an OX-5 American Eagle provided his "Young 
 Eagle" ride at 6 weeks of age. Don rode on his...

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April 7, 2003

We have just returned from the IAC Annual Meeting at Sun ‘N Fun in Lakeland, Florida and would like to report the following news on IAC Elections. Please join in welcoming and congratulating your new Officers and Directors – May I present:

Allyson Parker-Lauck – New Vice President 395 votes
Tom Adams – New IAC Director 360 votes
David Martin – New IAC Director 373 votes
Jim Taylor – Returning IAC Director 370 votes

We had a very nice Annual Membership Meeting...

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February 17, 2003

By Mike Heuer

President of CIVA

In November of each year, the International Aerobatics Commission (CIVA) meets to review proposals from national aero clubs and to plan the future of aerobatics worldwide. CIVA is part of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the world governing body for all air sports. The responsibilities FAI has for governance of air sports is carried out by its various air sports commissions including CIVA.


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February 17, 2003

(Motion 34 taken from IAC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, November 7-8, 2002)

In an effort to be certain that everyone involved has a full and complete understanding of the IAC Board of Directors’ action in this motion, and it’s rationale, the IAC would like to clarify motion 34. The motion states, “It is moved that the restriction in the P&P be changed to say that they [Advanced Team Candidates] can fly any legal airplane at the U.S. Nationals.” This motion was made by Phil Knight and seconded by Bubba Vidrine....

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