At their Fall Board meeting on Saturday, September 14, the IAC Board awarded the "IAC Open Championship East" and "IAC Open Championship West" contests to IAC chapter 89, Ocala, Florida (East) and IAC chapter 12, Sterling Colorado (West). The aerobatic title contests were developed in 2013 to be hosted each year by one Eastern U.S. and one Western U.S. Regional chapter contest (East and West of the...(read more)
The EAA community and all of aviation were saddened on Sunday, November 1, as Audrey Poberezny, wife of EAA's late founder Paul Poberezny, died peacefully in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at age 95.
It is often said that behind every success, there are the unsung heroes that made it possible. For EAA, that was a role that was successfully executed by Audrey Ruesch Poberezny with grace, determination, and wisdom. EAA and all of its members over nearly 70 years...(read more)
The International Aerobatic Club has scheduled their Fall Board meeting to be held virtually on Saturday November 14, 2020, starting at 10:00am CST.
All documents and updates for the meeting will be posted on the website: https://www.iac.org/meeting-docs (IAC Member Login required to view documents.)
IAC members may attend through Go to Meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
If you would like to attend, please contact Steve Kurtzahn for the call-in information. execdir [at] iac.org
GIVINGTUESDAY—December 1, 2020 is a global day of generosity, which emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing. In 2020 the IAC is participating in GIVINGTUESDAY as a way for our members and friends to support the IAC’s mission of promoting and enhancing the safety and enjoyment of sport aerobatics. Such a social connection is probably more important in 2020 than in previous years, since this year we were unable to personally interact with one another at EAA AirVenture and the US...(read more)
Aviation-themed STEM Curriculum Targets Youths Ages 10–13
Meridian, ID – Rich Stowell Consulting recently released “Emily Flies the Tumblewing,” an aviation-themed Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teaching unit. Designed with formal and informal educators in mind, the experiential activity explores the essential question, “What's the difference between falling and flying?”
According to unit creator Rich Stowell IAC10841, “Growing and feeding our STEM workforce pipeline requires sowing the seeds of STEM before youths reach...(read more)
A Special Meeting of the Board of Directors was called on 21 September 2020. A number of items were brought up on the teleconference including questions pertaining to the limited contest season due to COVID-19.
Some questions and issues specific to the contest season that had arisen and were discussed by the board on this call;
Rule Change Proposal process. It was decided that the regular process will proceed forward. Proposals are being accepted through November 11. Members must submit their comments to this address: RulesChair [at] iac.org.... (read more)