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October 12, 2020

The deadline for submission for IAC members to propose changes to the IAC Official Contest Rules for the 2021 contest season was July 1st. These proposals have now been compiled by IAC Rules Chair Doug Sowder. A total of 25 proposals from the membership were received. A PDF with all of the rule proposals is available for download below.

Members must submit their comments to this address:  RulesChair [at]   

Comments must be received within the 30-day comment period. Deadline November 11. The Rules Committee will review and present...

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October 9, 2020


"Hey there are 35+ pilots at Akrofest", IAC President Jim Bourke texted to Sport Aerobatics editor, Lorrie Penner. He went on to add that fourteen of the 35+ are in the Primary category and nine of those are first time competitors! IAC chapter 36 's annual Akrofest is held in beautiful Borrego Springs, California. The chapter touts their aerobatic box as, "the world's finest aerobatic box—built to CIVA standards, designed to host the world championships, and practically visible from space." The...

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October 8, 2020

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October 1, 2020

NAA Newsletter - Fall 2020 - IAC article featured

by Steve Kurtzahn
IAC Executive Director

2020 has been quite the year for the International Aerobatic Club (IAC). The two main annual events we are involved with were cancelled, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During the EAA's AirVenture this year, the IAC was planning on celebrating its 50th Anniversary with special displays and archival photos...

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September 23, 2020

Both the Ohio Aerobatic Open scheduled for October 15-17 and Spring 81 scheduled for November 7-8 have canceled their contests. Although both were eager to hold their annual contests, they both have opted to have practice days.

Ohio, IAC chapter 34, had enough pilots, judges and volunteers to hold a contest and could comply with their state's COVID-19 guidelines, but a late start on an airport summer resurfacing project has left the ramp space at 50% capacity. Contest organizers regrouped and changed their planning over to holding a Training Camp/Practice Day led by former U.S....

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September 16, 2020

Do you have a critique/play day, meeting or open house that you would like to broadcast throughout the IAC community? 

List your event on our website in the Upcoming Event calendar. Not only is the event listed and appears in the right side bar of this website (, but social media postings will be scheduled to blast out the information to the IAC Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Get the word out! List your gathering today!