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December 14, 2021

The 2021 Winner of the L. Paul Soucy Trophy is Michael Hoy of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  

The purpose of the L. Paul Soucy Trophy is to recognize the pilot who achieves the highest scoring percentage at three or more contests during a contest season (best scores averaged together). To qualify, one of those contests must be the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships.

Michael has been an IAC member since 1996. He did well in competition through 2013 and then took a calculated break. Between 2013 and this current contest...

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December 13, 2021

At the IAC Fall Board meeting the composition of the board saw some changes. When Rob Holland was elected to the Vice President position it left a Class I director position open. Class I directors are normally elected by the membership in even-numbered years. Bob Freeman has served on the board of director for the last ten years and was appointed to fill this vacancy.

Most recently Bob has been serving on the board in a Class IV position. He was appointed for his expertise in working with the U.S. Aerobatic Teams as a liaison to the board. He will continue that work and will serve...

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December 7, 2021

At the IAC’s fall board meeting, November 12, the contest director and the location and dates of the 2022 U.S. National Aerobatics Championships were approved by the IAC board of directors. Mike Heuer IAC #4 was approved as contest director and the U.S. Nationals will once again be held in Salina, Kansas on October 2-7, 2022.

Mike’s aerobatic career started in 1965 when he attended the Antique Airplane Association’s annual fly-in in Ottumwa, Iowa and witnessed one of the few aerobatic contests that were in existence at that time. It spurred him on to learn...

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December 3, 2021
News Release
Hello IAC Chapter Leaders,
Another year has come to a close, and your Chapter Insurance policy renewal is underway. We wanted to make you aware that there will be a slight change in how your Chapter Insurance policy extends to IAC practice days and IAC Aerobatic Contests. With this renewal, the liability limit that you choose for your Chapter Insurance policy will also be the limit of liability coverage that extends to IAC practice days and contests. So, you can elect $1,000,000, $2,000,000 or $3,000,000 of coverage, and that limit of...
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November 29, 2021

IAC Policy and Procedures Section 229 (which governs the Sequence Program) provides the proposed sequences to be available for member comment for the next 30 days. PDFs with the 2022 sequences are available for download below.  

All members are invited to review the 2022 proposed sequence and provide feedback. You can address any or all, but make sure to reference the individual sequence (s) you are commenting on;

a) Do you support the proposed sequence or not, for each of the following;

  1. Sportsman...
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November 28, 2021
The IAC board met in Oshkosh on November 12 and 13 for its annual fall meeting. President Jim Bourke led the meeting which was orderly, cordial and polite with all members working toward the best outcome for the sport of aerobatics and the IAC membership. With many items to work through and new board members attending in person for the first time, professional Parliamentarian Deborah Underwood led the group through an overview of the parliamentary process and rules of deb
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