This year’s AirVenture should prove to be an exciting one with the appearance of SpaceShip One/White Knight - the world’s first civilian manned spacecraft to fly beyond the earth’s atmosphere; as well as, the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer that Steve Fossett successfully piloted on the first nonstop, non-refueled, around-the-world flight. Of course, there will be aircraft displays, vendors and educational opportunities galore and IAC is adding to the wealth of activities available to AirVenture attendees by hosting its own aerobatic workshops, forums and member...(read more)
The 2005 United States Unlimited Aerobatic Team was chosen at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships held in Denison, Texas. The 23rd World Aerobatic Championships will be held June 22 through July 2 in Burgos, Spain.
Profession: Airline pilot
Pilot Certificates and Ratings: ATP
Flight Time: 10,000 hours
Number of Contests Flown: Approximately 70
Aviation Background: Robert began...(read more)
By Norm DeWitt
With the conclusion of the 2004 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships held in Denison, Texas, the new members of the U.S. Aerobatic Team have been named. Members of the men’s team are Robert Armstrong, Kirby Chambliss, David Martin, Michael Racy, and Hubie Tolson. The women’s team members are Chandy Clanton, Vicki Cruse, Janet Fitzke, Allyson Parker-Lauck, and Debbie Rihn-Harvey. Seven team members have world competition experience.
Marta Meyer has been named the team manager. Marta has been with NASA for more than 27 years and is the civilian...(read more)
Three new members have been added to the US Unlimited Team roster -- Zach Heffley, Alan Geringer and Charlie Wolff.
Zach Heffley is the newest member of the US Aerobatic Team that will be competing in the 2005 World Aerobatic Championships to be held this summer in Burgos, Spain. Zach finished 6th at the US...
The final results are in for the 2004 regional series competition. Forty-five (45) competitors out of 107 total series participants receive awards. Fifty-six of the 107 entrants successfully competed at the 3 or more contests needed to qualify for the series in their respective region.
The regional series began in 2002 with 60 pilots competing for the series titles in 2002, and 80 participating in 2003. To be eligible, a pilot must fly at least three contests during the year (two for the Northwest Region due to unavailability of contest sites). If more than three contests are flown...(read more)
The IAC Annual Meeting date has been moved from April to July 2005 and will be held at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wisconsin Fly-in. Since the results of the 2005 election of officers and directors is announced at the annual meeting, the deadline for nominations for IAC Board of Director candidates will now be due on May 16, 2005.
Up for re-election this year are two Officers (...(read more)