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On November 8, 2018 at the EAA Halls of Fame Banquet, longstanding IAC member Tom Adams was inducted into the IAC Hall of Fame.
Adams (IAC 1999) learned to fly by training with his father and helped pay for college by dusting crops in a 450 Stearman. He served in the Marine Aviation Cadet program in Pensacola, flying A-4D Skyhawks, and eventually began a 32-year career with Northwest Airlines. Adams retired as a captain on the 747-400 after logging time in more than 100 different aircraft types.
His aerobatic career began with a self-built Pitts S-1C in regional IAC...(read more)
While there is no official IAC award specifically for the RV series of aircraft, IAC board member Ron Schreck maintains a list of standings on the Vans Air Force website. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1302132
Ron writes: Congratulations to Brian Pfam who scored a first place finish in the final IAC competition of the season. Brian is the sole RV pilot competing in the Primary category this year and expects to move up to the Sportsman level in 2019...(read more)
This year 22 proposals, evaluated by the eight member Rules Committee, were recommended to the IAC Board of Directors for adoption into the 2019 Rule Book, and an additional three rules proposals were conditionally recommended if indicated changes were included. Of these, 11 were approved. Approved proposals have been sent back to the Rules Committee for inclusion in the 2019 IAC Rulebook.
The approved proposals are
2019-02 Glider seatbelt requirements eased.
2019-04 Allow CIVA Judges to judge at the IAC Nationals.