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March 10, 2020

Hello IAC Contest Directors and Organizers,

The weather is warming up here in Oshkosh and I know many of you are gearing up for your 2020 contests. Spring is definitely getting closer, and with that, contest season. I want to make you aware of a few things as you complete planning—

1. If you plan on having a Legacy category at your contest, you will need to add an entry to the current contest listing. You can check out the details at

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March 9, 2020

As and IAC/EAA member you are elgigble for exclusive members-only discounts at Office Depot and OfficeMax! This is coming in handy for many of our chapters that are in the thick of printing their contest paperwork.

Members receive:

  • Up to 75% off preferred products
  • 93,000 products discounted below retail pricing
  • FREE next-day delivery on online orders over $50 (excludes furniture)
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March 9, 2020

In the January issues of Sport Aerobatics and In the Loop, there was a mention in the Editor's Log that we will be putting together a 50th anniversary poster to be available online or at AirVenture for purchase in the pavilion. We can fit 260 photos of our IAC members’ airplanes on the 25-by-38-inch poster. To date, nearly half of the needed photos have been collected.The final layout of the poster has to be sent to the print shop by April 3. So, don’t wait — send  your photos by March 27. Space is running out and time is precious.

Email your original...

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March 9, 2020

Ringo Massa has completed an update of the official version of OpenAero (2020.1.3) with the 2020 IAC sequences.

For those unfamiliar with this free aerobatic sequence design software, here is some information;

OpenAero sequence design software

OpenAero is free aerobatic sequence design software authored by Ringo Massa that runs inside your web browser. It works in almost any desk, laptop, phone or tablet computer operating system that supports internet browsing. OpenAero...

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March 1, 2020

The Legacy category, which had been provisional,and established at the 2019 Spring Board Meeting, concluded its first contest season in 2019. While it was not widely utilized, it was decided at the 2019 Fall Board meeting that it should continue into the 2020 contest season with an eye toward including it in our U.S. Nationals. Everyone likes the idea of the former competitors returning to both regional contests and Nationals and competing among themselves.

Proposed Guidelines:
  • Participating pilots in the Legacy category cannot be...
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February 24, 2020

The IAC helps facilitate the three following scholarships annually. The scholarships all have an application deadline of June 30, 2020.  Application forms can be downloaded from the IAC website: . Follow the submission instructions on the application form carefully. Return the completed applications to: iac [at] ( ) The recipients of the three scholarships are announced at AirVenture in July 2020 (the recipient...

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