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February 2, 2017

Of interest to some of you is a 2017 change to Rule 2.1, Competitor Qualifications. The new rule recognizes the BasicMed medical certification being put into use by the FAA later this year.  Anyone qualifying under the BasicMed regulations will be able to compete without a current FAA Medical Certificate regardless of the airplane flown.  The 2017 rule book with this and many other changes will be online not later than mid-February.

The FAA has published the BasicMed rules, the regulations do not go into effect until May 1, 2017. Visit the FAA website for more...

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February 1, 2017

The final scores are in for the 2016 regional series competition. Sixty-six (66) pilots successfully competed at three or more contests needed to qualify for the series and place in the top three in their category for their respective region.

At the March 2002 Board of Directors meeting, an IAC Regional Championship Series format was officially approved. To be eligible, a pilot must fly at least three contests during the year and one contest may include the U.S. Nationals. If more than three contests...

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January 16, 2017

Congratulations to the individuals below who have applied for and received Achievement Awards from flying in a non-contest environment (Smooth Achievement) or at contest (Stars Achievement) in the Third and Fourth Quarter of 2016. Congratulations on all the achievements!

Of special note - we have two pilots who have achieved the ALL TEN - Jim Bourke and Hiroyasu Endo. Great job guys!

As a reminder, First time Primary or Sportsman Stars or Smooth Award Applicant will receive their first award patch for free. Applicants for Glider or Power Primary or Sportsman...

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December 31, 2016

The 2017 IAC Judges Revalidation and Currency Exam is now available on the Programs->Judges->Exams web page.  Passing the R&C Exam is required for Judge currency for 2017.  The passing score is 80%.  The exam is open book and is best done with a copy of the IAC Official Contest Rules and the IAC web site at hand.  An IAC chapter might make exam prep the topic of a chapter meeting.

The IAC Board of Directors approved a short list of rules changes for 2017 which may be seen here.  Volunteers...

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December 29, 2016

By Mike Heuer, IAC President

IAC members were contacted last year by Harris Connect, a company that publishes membership directories for all sorts of organizations in the USA including military associations, alumni groups, and non-profit organizations. IAC had previously worked with this company in the publication of directories in 1990, 1995, and 2000. Most recently, the Warbirds of America had also contracted with Harris Connect to publish an album. The original goal was to print and ship these books to members by August 2016.

Harris Connect subsequently merged with...

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December 29, 2016

IAC is associated with the National Aeronautic Association in Washington, DC through a letter of agreement which grants IAC full sanctioning authority and powers to manage and administer aerobatic competition in the United States. NAA, in turn, is America’s member organization in the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in Lausanne, Switzerland, which regulates all international competitions and record attempts.

Through our letter of agreement with NAA, the IAC is responsible for the rules for all sanctioned competitions; to administer and manage the US National Aerobatic...

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