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August 25, 2009

The sheer amount of letters, emails and phone calls flooding the IAC office has been overwhelming. The IAC Board, staff and the US National Team appreciate the support from the community. To leave your own memory, story or condolences: log in to the Unusual Attitudes forum area of Oshkosh365 or visit EAA’s ...

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August 22, 2009


EAA and the International Aerobatic Club are mourning the tragic loss of IAC President Vicki Cruse, who perished in a plane crash while participating at the World Aerobatic Championships in England earlier today. She was 41.

Cruse was flying as a member of the USA Unlimited Aerobatic Team in the biennial world meet held at Silverstone, Buckingham, England. A local police spokeswoman said that authorities were notified early Saturday afternoon (U.K. time)...

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August 10, 2009

The World Aerobatic Championships are held every two years and bring together the best aerobatic pilots in the world. The Championships last 10 days as pilots battle it out for the top titles in air sports. Silverstone Circuit in Britain will host the 25th FAI World Aerobatic Championship. 

July 31, 2009

The newest directors were announced at the annual member meeting held at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Returning as president is Vicki Cruse of Santa Paula, California. Vice president-elect is Doug Sowder of Spokane, Washington. The returning director is Tom Adams of Springfield, Tennessee. Doug Lovell of Fishkill, New York and Klein Gilhousen of Bozeman, Montana, are the newest directors to join the IAC board. The membership also passed both by-law changes allowing limited electronic voting by the board of directors and changes to the officer election...

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July 13, 2009

EAA and IAC are mourning the tragic loss of Chandy Clanton, aerobatic performer, who perished in a plane crash on Friday, July 10. She was 36.

Clanton, a member of EAA and IAC (Chapter 80) had been practicing about 75 miles southwest of Omaha, Nebraska, in preparation for a performance at the next day’s “Wing Nuts Flying Circus Fly-In” in Tarkio, Missouri. According to reports, her Edge 540 went down in a bean field. The FAA is investigating what caused the plane crash.


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