With the resignation of Melissa Andrzejewski due to personal reasons, first alternate Goody Thomas from Rock Hill, South Carolina has been named to the U.S. Unlimited Team. Goody flies a Sukhoi SU-31 and is an airline pilot for AirTran. He is also an experienced air show pilot. This is Goody's rookie year on the Team. The U.S. Team will be competing in late June at the World Aerobatic Championships in Granada, Spain. For more information on the U.S. Team, please visit http://www.unlimitedaerobaticsusa...(read more)
The power and glider Known sequences for the 2007 contest season are available for download on the IAC Members Only website at http://members.iac.org/.
At the annual CIVA meeting, held this year in Krakow, Poland, the United States was awarded approval for hosting the Advanced World Aerobatic Championships in 2008. A presentation was made proposing the sites of Las Vegas, Nevada and Pendleton, Oregon; however, bids are being solicited for additional locations. Any IAC Chapter wishing to make a proposal for this event needs to do so by the spring IAC board meeting held in late April 27 and 28, 2007 in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information please contact Vicki Cruse at ...(read more)
Robert Bismuth, the official photographer of the US Nationals, has created a 2007 wall calendar featuring a selection of the images he captured as official contest photographer during the 2006 US National Aerobatic Championships. The calendar contains some of the images from the banquet slide show plus other images Robert had in reserve. Its pages show aircraft, pilots and judges photographed during the week long event. You can view and order the calendar at ...(read more)
Debby Rihn-Harvey of La Porte, Texas, was crowned the overall 2006 U.S. National Aerobatic Champion at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships in Denison, Texas that convened on Friday, September 29th. Rihn-Harvey is an eight-time winner of the Betty Skelton trophy that is awarded to the highest placing woman in the powered Unlimited category at the U.S. Nationals. Now, she can add the Mike Murphy Cup to her award repertoire which is awarded to the overall winner of the powered Unlimited category and the reigning U.S. National Aerobatic Champion. In...(read more)
Say you’re an aerobatic pilot who wants to practice some maneuvers and your planned practice area is within four miles from the center of an airway and/or you intend to practice below 1,500 feet. You can’t just hop in the cockpit of your Pitts at the local airport and begin doing barrel rolls and hammerheads.
You first need to apply through a local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) for an FAA Form 7711-1, Certificate of Waiver or Authorization to establish an aerobatic practice area. Requirements for obtaining the...(read more)