Walter Extra is proud to inform the aerobatic world that the new Extra NG has just received FAA Certification. The NG (new generation) aircraft is the first totally composite/carbon fiber aerobatic aircraft from Extra. They currently have built 20 aircraft to date with orders fast accumulating. Extra Aircraft is also proud to inform that Southeast Aero Sales Inc is the North American Distributor for Extra. Southeast Aero Sales has increased their area by now servicing both the East (in Florida) and the West Coast (in Denver) as Kramer Upchurch, Doug Vayda and Chad Graves have teamed up for...(read more)
IAC Winter Auction
Starting January 28 and continuing through February 4, the International Aerobatic Club will be conducting an auction on eBay to help raise funds to alleviate its current budget shortfall. You can help by bidding on a number of aviation related items, services and activities—
- Lifetime IAC Membership (which includes a Lifetime EAA Membership) - $2,290.00 Value!
- Garmin VIRB® Ultra 30 Aviation In-cockpit Bundle- $549.99 Value! (...
The IAC recently had a change in their Judge and Rules programs. Doug Sowder has stepped down from the Rules program to take on other things. Doug is an IAC President Emeritus, and a fantastic volunteer who will continue to serve the IAC in other areas. We are sad to see him leave this position but very happy to announce that Barrett Hines has been appointed to take on the Rules program on an interim basis. Barrett is frequently called on to be a juror in contests in the Southwest region because of his calm demeanor, intellect, and his prodigious understanding of the subject matter. ...(read more)
The 2020 season will be long remembered for the Coronavirus shutdown which took most of our competition season away. While it was not possible for everyone to compete, some of our most die-hard enthusiasts worked very hard to make the competition season as full as possible. This year, the IAC recognizes those who put in extra effort with a special IAC Presidential Recognition certificate.
IAC president Jim Bourke is honored this year to award an IAC President’s Award to John Housley for his work in creating a new award program specifically for biplane enthusiasts.... (read more)
A number of IAC's U.S. National Aerobatic Championship and volunteer trophies are housed in two cases in the IAC Pavilion on the EAA AirVenture grounds. The EAA Aviation Museum contains various sections dedicated to the various forms of flight. On the south west side of the musuem there is an entire area dedicated to Air Racing and Aerobatics. From time to time the currators set up special displays, retire items, rearrange displays and bring in new items.
This week five IAC trophies were placed in a trophy case in the Aerobatics section....(read more)