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May 4, 2018

On May 3rd, the IAC Board of Directors agreed to the creation of a new Giles Henderson Trophy to be presented at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships each year. The trophy will be awarded to the new U.S. Sportsman Aerobatic Champion. Giles lost his life in a skydiving accident in December 2017 and had most recently competed at the U.S. Nationals in Oshkosh last September.


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May 4, 2018

The 2018 IAC Election balloting is now open. IAC members should go to the homepage's upper right hand corner where it says "Members: Please Vote" and review the election announcement and the profiles provided by the candidates in accordance with the IAC by-laws. After that review, click on the "cast your vote" link and vote. Balloting closes on Monday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m. CDT. Ballots must be received before closing to be counted.

The election results will be announced at the IAC annual membership meeting at EAA AirVenture on Friday, July 27th. The meeting will...

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May 3, 2018

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the IAC Board of Directors met by teleconference to appoint Jim Bourke (IAC 434151) to the IAC Board as their Southwest Regional Director. He will complete the remainder of Tim Just’s term which runs through July of 2019. Tim submitted his resignation to the IAC Board of Directors on April 18, 2018.

In addition to his appointment as the Southwest Regional Director, Jim has accepted the appointment as the IAC Safety Program Chair and both appointments take effect immediately.

Jim has been a member of the IAC since 2008. He currently is active in the...

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April 13, 2018

IAC has confirmed that all of the corrections to the Aresti Catalogue that have accumulated over the last few years have now been made and the 2018 versions of the catalogue (Power and Glider) are available at for 17 Euros (approximately $21.00). The catalogue is printed and shipped from Spain.

Earlier in the year, IAC made available a corrections sheet, listing all of the changes made since 2013 by CIVA, so members could have the most current information. That document is available at...

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April 11, 2018

On a special meeting telephone conference, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 the IAC board of directors appointed Doug Bartlett, IAC 431228, as the new IAC vice president (VP) to fill out the remainder of Robert Armstrong's term, which runs until July 2019. The VP vacancy was created when Robert was appointed to fill the IAC president position when Mike Heuer submitted his resignation at the IAC board of directors meeting on March 17, 2018 as previously planned.

Doug has been a member of the IAC since 2003. At the local level his IAC activities were in support of IAC chapter 1 in Illinois...

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April 1, 2018

2018 will be the inaugural year for “The Texas Championship Series.”  The goal of the series is to crown the best pilot in every contest category based on results from contests held in The Lone Star State.  Simple, right? Here is how it will work. 

  1. To be considered for the title of “Texas Championship Series” Champion a pilot must fly in EVERY multi-category contest held in Texas.
    1. The Early Bird…27-28 April in Edna, TX (26R)
    2. The Lone Star Aerobatic Championships…22-24 June in Sherman-Denison, TX (KGYI)
    3. The Hill...
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