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December 5, 2015

The aerobatics portion of the World Air Games has now been completed and US National Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland (shown below) brings home a Bronze medal for his third place finish overall. The powered aerobatics pilots flew a Known, Free, Free Unknown, and 4 Minute Freestyle and unlike classical competitions like WAC, the 4 Minute was counted in the final results.

Not to be outdone, however, Holland once again proved his skill and prowess in the 4 Minute Freestyle, winning the event and bringing home Gold.  He competed in Dubai with three consecutive wins of the Freestyle at the...

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November 30, 2015

IAC has announced its theme for EAA AirVenture 2016 along with its plans for an exhibit during the world's largest aviation event. The 2016 theme will be "Grass Roots to the Top of the World" and the exhibit will provide an overview of IAC, aerobatics, and the menu of choices that are available to members and enthusiasts for becoming involved in aerobatics.

IAC began in 1970 with the goal of promoting "grass roots" aerobatics, that is, to bring aerobatics to the local and regional areas through chapters and regional competitions. It has also provided...

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November 27, 2015

The World Air Games begin in Dubai, UAE, this coming week and IAC member-pilots are on hand to compete against the best in the world in both powered and glider aerobatic events and represent the USA. Current US National Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland left two days ago for the Emirates and will practice at the contest site on December 1st. Rob will fly Zoltan Veres' MXS. Eric Lentz-Gauthier will be competing in the glider aerobatic competition and will fly a Swift shared with Markus Feyerabend. The competition flying will run from the 2nd through the 5th of December and will be covered at...

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November 19, 2015


by Mike Heuer, IAC President

I have appreciated the discussion regarding the new Free Known flight programs CIVA will introduce at the World and European Championships in 2016, both in power and glider, and thank all of you who have provided feedback and opinions. My comments below are rather lengthy but bear with me as the issues are worthy of further discussion.

Just to provide some background, the idea of the “Free Known” has been around a couple of years. I can remember one of our Unlimited Team pilots discussing...

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November 19, 2015

A video of the induction of Sean D. Tucker into the International Aerobatics Hall of Fame on November 5th is now available at the following link:

The video includes Sean's inspiring acceptance speech, his tribute to IAC and EAA, and a brief presentation on his aviation, aerobatic, and airshow career.


November 14, 2015

The 2016 Known sequences are now available online, along with the Unknowns for the 2014 and 2015 contest seasons. (Member login required.)