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October 28, 2020

Aviation-themed STEM Curriculum Targets Youths Ages 10–13

Meridian, ID – Rich Stowell Consulting recently released “Emily Flies the Tumblewing,” an aviation-themed Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teaching unit. Designed with formal and informal educators in mind, the experiential activity explores the essential question, “What's the difference between falling and flying?”

According to unit creator Rich Stowell IAC10841, “Growing and feeding our STEM workforce pipeline requires sowing the seeds of STEM before youths reach...

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October 26, 2020

A Special Meeting of the Board of Directors was called on 21 September 2020. A number of items were brought up on the teleconference including questions pertaining to the limited contest season due to COVID-19.

Some questions and issues specific to the contest season that had arisen and were discussed by the board on this call;

     Rule Change Proposal process. It was decided that the regular process will proceed forward. Proposals are being accepted through November 11. Members must submit their comments to this address:  RulesChair [at]

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October 19, 2020

Every month IAC's e-newsletter, In the Loop, includes exclusive articles which are posted online for the enjoyment of IAC members and non-members alike. This month enjoy the follow on article, Aerobatic Trim 2, about setting pitch trim for aerobatics. The article presents comments from current aerobatic instructors, coaches, and competitors as they responded to the September, 2020 Sport Aerobatics trim article

Among those responding are: John Morrissey – Advanced...

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October 13, 2020

Donate Today!

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic which resulted in the unprecedented shutdown of so many of our recreational activities, a number of IAC members have queried the IAC leadership on possible fundraising to bolster the IAC's bottom line in this fiscal year. We appreciate that sort of caring and concern and have now added an online option so that members who wish to do so may direct donations to the IAC's General Fund via our website,

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October 12, 2020

The deadline for submission for IAC members to propose changes to the IAC Official Contest Rules for the 2021 contest season was July 1st. These proposals have now been compiled by IAC Rules Chair Doug Sowder. A total of 25 proposals from the membership were received. A PDF with all of the rule proposals is available for download below.

Members must submit their comments to this address:  RulesChair [at]   

Comments must be received within the 30-day comment period. Deadline November 11. The Rules Committee will review and present...

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October 9, 2020


"Hey there are 35+ pilots at Akrofest", IAC President Jim Bourke texted to Sport Aerobatics editor, Lorrie Penner. He went on to add that fourteen of the 35+ are in the Primary category and nine of those are first time competitors! IAC chapter 36 's annual Akrofest is held in beautiful Borrego Springs, California. The chapter touts their aerobatic box as, "the world's finest aerobatic box—built to CIVA standards, designed to host the world championships, and practically visible from space." The...

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