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October 25, 2021

The Regional Series awards the top placing participants in each of the six U.S. regions who fly in at least three IAC sanctioned contests during the year.  (U.S. Nationals may be used as a "wild card" as one of the three contests flown.)

With two more contest to be flown November 5-6 at Sebring, FL (SE region), and 11-12 at the Tequila Cup in Arizona (SW Region), the current leaders in all the other regions below have flown all available Regional contests....

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October 17, 2021

Reminder to review and comment on rules proposals received the week following the U.S. Nationals

 IAC Policy and Procedures Section 221 (which governs the Rules Program) allows additional rules proposals to be submitted in the week following the Nationals contest to address issues encountered there. The submittal period is now closed but 18 more proposals were received to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming 2022 rules. A PDF with the new proposals is available for download below.  

All members are now invited to...

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October 11, 2021
The IAC is seeking a volunteer to serve as Contest Director at the next IAC U.S. National Aerobatic Championships, which is expected to be held in Salina, KS from October 2 to 8, 2022.
The ideal candidate has strong communication skills and experience as a regional contest director.
If you are interested in the position, please contact IAC President Jim Bourke at president [at]

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October 6, 2021

The international governing body for aerobatic competition, FAI Aerobatics Commission (CIVA), has announced that their next meeting will be on November 19-21.  The meeting was originally planned to be held as a face-to-face meeting in Dallas, Texas, however CIVA has announced that due to travel complications the meeting this fall will take place online. The agenda and related documents can be found online here:

The United States delegation will attend the...

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October 5, 2021

The U.S. Nationals are typically held in the last week of September. The Salina Airport Authority (SAA) has let the IAC leadership know that there will be military operations the last week of September in 2022, therefore making the venue unavailable for the U.S. Nationals that week. 

For those who like to plan ahead or needing to bid vacation a year in advance, SAA has confirmed Hangar 606 is available for the U.S. Nationals a week later;

  • Sept 27 to Oct 1: Set up and practice
  • Oct 2 to 7: Competition
  • Oct 8: rain day​...
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September 16, 2021

The submission deadline for IAC members to propose changes to the IAC Official Contest Rules for the 2022 contest season was July 1st. These proposals have now been compiled by IAC Rules Chair Barrett Hines. A total of 44 unique (a few were the same) proposals from the membership were received. A PDF with all of the rule proposals is available for download below.  Although organized some to assist with their evaluation, these are essentially as received.

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