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August 10, 2023

Nationals' social events are FREE with pilot registration and FREE for working volunteers.

Do you have a parent, spouse or friend that is visiting and would like to attend any of the three events below? 

$20 Tuesday Night at the Garage    

$30 Thursday Flight Medal Dinner + Auction at Martinelli's    

$50 Friday Awards Banquet    

Purchase tickets for them online.…

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August 7, 2023

It came as a simple inquiry on who might want to take over the Acroexploder followed rapidly by an announcement. "For health reasons I can no longer manage the Exploder. It was quite some time ago that I started it. I think it worked well for all these years. Peter H. Schmidt will manage the Exploder from now on," posted by Dr. Guenther Eichorn on July 7, 2023.

When the announcement came, many of the hundreds of Acroexploder fans and members instantly jumped to thank him for his 30 years of dedication to the Acroexploder. Here a mere few of those messages;

"You facilitated a…

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August 6, 2023

Each year, the membership of the International Aerobatic Club nominates outstanding volunteers to be recognized for their contributions to the sport of aerobatics. The award winners are selected by a secret ballot of the IAC Board of Directors. In typical years the award recipients were recognized at the IAC Annual Member Meeting at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. If the recipient is not present at AirVenture, the awards will be presented to the recipients at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships in Salina, Kansas. 

Please congratulate the following IAC members for their…

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July 28, 2023

Voting for the 2023 IAC elections closed at approximately 6:00p.m. CDT July 25, 2023.  A total of 447 ballots were cast. We thank everyone who took the time to vote for the leadership of the IAC. The officers begin their term today, July 28,2023.

I hereby certify the following results (check marks and BOLD indicate winners):

Vice President 

✓ Rob Holland: 259

Doug Bartlett: 184


✓ Jordan Ashley:  410 (running unopposed)

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July 27, 2023

Contest report from the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Glider Team - the first official contest day, July 26, is in the books for the World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships in Torun, Poland.

The opening ceremonies were last night (July 25), which were attended by all contest competitors, FAI & contest officials, and local leaders.

All team members were able to complete their free/known programs. Results were mixed but overall, very positive. Patience was the name of the game today as low clouds were a problem in the box throughout the day.

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July 23, 2023

On behalf of our present and past US Advanced Aerobatic Teams, Team 23 expresses our profound sadness at the passing of Nikolay Timofeev.  Nik was a great competitor, team member, judge and coach. Though he was involved in many aspects of our sport, he holds a special place in the hearts of all the Advanced competitors and teams he worked with over the years.  We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all that will mourn his loss.

Details for a memorial service will be posted as they become available.

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