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July 31, 2010

I, Ann Salcedo as Election Official, do hereby certify that I have received and counted the votes of members cast by ballot for the election of Officers/Directors to the IAC Board and report that the following persons received the number of votes set opposite their respective names:

Total Ballots Counted 816

Invalid Ballots:     5

OFFICER ELECTION RESULTS                       YEAR 2010


1. Doug Bartlett     Total Votes:  770


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July 30, 2010

CP Aviation is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the Emergency Maneuver Training Scholarship, Vera Martinovich. Vera works for Boeing as an aircraft flight control engineer and is also a part time flight instructor. Vera said that she did not know Vicki but talked to her at Oshkosh a few years back.

In her essay she said “I’d like to take the EMT course to become a more effective teacher”. She also goes on to say “I believe expanding one’s experience beyond garden variety “nosedragger” Cessnas and Pipers will help any pilot improve his or...

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June 17, 2010

The IAC and EAA will be memorializing Vicki Cruse and dedicating the new Vicki Cruse Educational Pavilion in her honor on Thursday, July 29th at 1:30 PM along with The Buehler Trust and again Friday, July 30th at the IAC’s Annual Meeting at the new Pavillion.  The Annual Meeting will take place at the conclusion of the day’s airshow at the new Pavilion which is attached to the IAC Headquarters building on the northeast side of Aeroshell Square.

On Sunday, August 1st, at 10:30 AM, Vicki Cruse will also be honored...

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June 11, 2010

At its spring board meeting, the IAC board chose the dates for the 2011 US National Championships. The dates will be September 25-30, 2011.

April 13, 2010

It is with a heavy heart that Chapter 26 says farewell to one of its members. On April 8, 2010, Van Snow passed away during a practice flight in Borrego Springs. His enthusiasm was infectious and re-ignited the passion that we all share for aviation.

We extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends at this most sorrowful time, and share their loss of this warm and gracious man.

April 8, 2010

At approximately 1 PM today, a fatal accident occurred during the course of a practice for a sanctioned aerobatic competition in Borrego Springs, CA. There is one confirmed fatality, but we are working to substantiate further details. Steps are being taken to notify the families concerned, and to assist the authorities with their investigation.