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April 1, 2021

It's a wrap!

Congratulations to the contest organizers of the Estrella Classic Glider Aerobatic Championship and the Snowbird Classic - IAC Open Championship East for two successful contests completed on the last weekend of March. 

"It started off sour with IFR and low ceilings the week before the contest. Severe weather surrounded Florida with strong tornadic weather creating unparalleled damage and flooding in the southeast," Hector Ramirez Assistant Contest Director reported to IAC Chapter 89 members prior to their first pre-contest practice day. " To my surprise there...

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March 23, 2021

Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

The Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame's Mission Statement is to preserve the heritage of the founding of aviation and memorialize the efforts of the men and women that  gave their time, experience and expertise to shepherd Illinois aviation from its earliest beginnings to a level where recreational, corporate and airline service is at the pinnacle of air transportation in the world.  Since 1970 over one hundred Illinois men and women have been inducted into the Illinois...

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March 10, 2021


Oshkosh, Wisconsin – March 10, 2021:  The skill, beauty, and excitement of aerobatic flight will be celebrated on Saturday, June 26, during the inaugural National Aerobatics Day, as announced today by Jim Bourke, President of the International Aerobatics Club (IAC).

“National Aerobatics Day is the perfect day to host an aerobatic camp, a BBQ, a practice session, or to share videos of aerobatic activity online,” Bourke said. “With over 40 chapters nationwide and two international chapters, IAC members will be organizing these types of activities...

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March 1, 2021

The deadline for IAC Rules Change proposals is July 1, as noted in Section 1 of the IAC Contest Rules. If you're planning to propose a rules change, the best way to do so is to go to this address:, fill out the form, and hit "Submit". IAC member login is required.

If you happen to be an IAC member but for whatever reason can't use the above link, you can send a proposed change to ruleschair [at] and it will be forwarded to the Rules Committee chair. If you go "...

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February 27, 2021


IAC members interested in becoming an aerobatic Judge usually have the opportunity to attend classes hosted by an IAC Chapter. In light of the pandemic and with COVID-19 guidelines in most states restricting large indoor gatherings, IAC is offering an online school for both aspiring and returning judges.

EAA ‘s webinar technology (GoToMeeting) is hosting this online school....

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February 22, 2021

by Dave Watson and Britt Lincoln, Achievment Award Program co-chairs

We are very excited to announce a few changes to the Achievement Awards Program, which on the surface may seem minor, but we are hoping this will enable more of you to earn these prestigious awards and add them to your “walls of glory”. We submitted a proposal to the IAC Board at the Fall meeting to streamline the qualification process for Smooth Achievement Awards and our proposal was approved! We hope you are as excited about this as we are and we look forward to seeing many of your Award Applications in our...

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