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June 9, 2016

Interested in Sharing Your Passion for Aerobatics?

Dear IAC Member,

Are you passionate about aerobatics?  Share that passion...

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June 1, 2016

Rule change proposals for the 2017 contest season are due by July 1, 2016.

You may submit your proposals online at (member login required), or by emailing to the Rules Committee Chair, Brian Howard, at bk [at]

Be sure to provide a synopsis of the change, any current rule numbers that would be affected, your proposed new rule text, and the rationale for the proposal.

May 16, 2016

Reminder to submit candidates for the Annual Non-Flying Awards

Each year, the membership of the IAC nominates outstanding volunteers to be recognized for their contribution to the sport of aerobatics. This is an excellent opportunity to give recognition to...

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April 25, 2016

Dates for the 2017 US National Aerobatic Championships have now been set: 24-29 September 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Oshkosh offers the best facilities for an aviation event in the world by virtue of its development over the last 45 years as the site for EAA AirVenture. IAC has invested heavily in upgrading its own pavilion there and it will serve as headquarters for the contest. The box will be over the airfield. Also being planned are other activities during the week such as evening social events at the EAA Nature Center and closing ceremonies and awards banquet...

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April 17, 2016

IAC is sad to announce that Klein Gilhousen, a dedicated aerobatic pilot in both power and glider, and a former member of the IAC Board of Directors passed away on April 14th. Klein resided in Bozeman, Montana for 25 years and was one of the founders of QualComm. A successful businessman and brilliant engineer, he deeply loved aerobatics and its people. He also served as IAC's glider chairman for several years and flew in the World Glider Aerobatic Championships in Austria in 2007. He competed on several occasions in both power and glider at the US Nationals...

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April 15, 2016

Preparations for the IAC's theme, " Grass Roots to the Top of the World", during EAA Air Venture will include a full roster of forums at the IAC Pavilion. The forums are scheduled daily from Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 26.

In keeping with the theme and the goal of promoting "grass roots" aerobatics, Michael Lents starts off the week with his forum on "Flying the Decathlon" and Dagmar Kress continues the theme with "Basic Elements of Aerobatics". On Thursday with a forum by Patty Wagstaff, six-time...

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