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July 25, 2022
The Experimental Aircraft Association was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of longtime EAA president Tom Poberezny on Monday morning, July 25, after a brief illness.
Tom was EAA president from 1989-2010, succeeding his father, EAA founder Paul Poberezny.
“It is not lost on us that Tom’s passing occurred on the opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the event he led into world prominence as its chairman beginning in the 1970s,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Tom’s legacy is tremendous in the world of...
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July 21, 2022

By Jordan Ashley, IAC AirVenture Chairman

For AirVenture 2022, we will be “Celebrating IAC Volunteers…the lift beneath our wings.”
The IAC as an organization was founded by; and for more than 50 years; has been supported by volunteers. Because of this, we want to recognize and celebrate the work that is done by our membership, some seen but mostly unseen that has carried our organization for all these years. 2022 will mark my 27th AirVenture, 14th year as a volunteer and13th in IAC AirVenture Leadership. Because of this, my hope for AirVenture and the...
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July 15, 2022

Linda Hamer, IAC 7223 of Peru, Illinois passed peacefully at home July 6. A celebration of life service will be August 6 at Trinity United Church of Christ in LaSalle.

Linda was born in Peru on November 10, 1940, to Milton and Berth (Shoffner) Couleter. Linda married Gerald Hamer on April 1, 1961.  She was a leader as a real estate professional in the Illinois River Valley. She passionately embraced activities she enjoyed most; flying being foremost. She owned and operated one of the first flight schools at the Peru Regional Airport, Aerial Enterprises, Inc.

Linda became an...

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July 14, 2022

The initial schedule for the 2022 U.S. National Aerobatic Championship has been posted here:  The schedule is subject to change for delays created by weather, so it will be updated onsite during the competition.

In addition to the flight schedule itself, included are times and dates to sign up for unreserved practice slots, tech inspection hours, and hours of registration and volunteer signups....

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July 9, 2022

At long last, the 2022 Regional Judge Exam is available on the IAC web site (member login required). 

If you prefer to work the test on paper, there's also a printable PDF version. Once you've finished, you'll need to input your answers using the online exam.

I'd like to thank the early adopters who helped me "tune up" the test questions and answers: Dylan Beal, Dale Faust, Matthew Schulz,...

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July 5, 2022

Interested in judging at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships? A form to express your interest is now "live" on the IAC website here: Please answer the form questions and submit your response no later than August 31, 2022.

Qualifications required to judge at Nationals:

  • Must be a current National Judge - OR-
  • Must be a current Regional Judge with at least 250 flights judged.

You can find your judging stats online here:...

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