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January 14, 2016

This year, CIVA implements its new rules on "Free Known" programs for the World Advanced Aerobatic Championships in Poland and the World Glider Aerobatic Championships (Unlimited and Advanced) in Hungary. Selection of a US Unlimited Aerobatic Team (Power) and US Glider Aerobatic Teams (Advanced and Unlimited) will be carried out at this year's US National Aerobatic Championships in Sherman/Denison, Texas.

The IAC Board of Directors will be considering changes to the flight programs required to try out for the US Team. The Unlimited Team will compete at the WAC in 2017 which is...

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January 13, 2016

Deadline for the submission of Nominating Petitions for IAC officer and director positions is April 6, 2016.

The offices of President, Secretary, and three (3) Director positions are up for election this year. Electronic balloting will begin soon after the nominations close and will run up until the week of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. The results of the election will be announced at the IAC Annual Membership meeting in Oshkosh that week.

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January 1, 2016

Our best wishes to everyone for 2016 -- we look forward to a successful, challenging, and fun year. There will be a full calendar of regional competitions, IAC will feature its "Grass Roots to the Top of the World" theme at EAA AirVenture this year, and the season will culminate in the US National Aerobatic Championships in Texas in September.

Our thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers throughout the country who make IAC's programs and activities possible. 

Happy New Year to all and Safe Flying!

Mike Heuer, President


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December 10, 2015

The 2015 IAC Collegiate Program results are now official and can be viewed at:

Individual congratulations go to the following: 1) Patrick Mills from the University of North Dakota with 81.47%  2) Doug Clark from the United States Air Force Academy with 80.66% and 3) Trevor Rogers of the United States Air Force Academy with 79.58%. Collegiate individual  winners must be full-time undergraduate students, compete in the Sportsman...

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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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