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September 10, 2009

The achievements and legacy of the late Vicki Cruse, International Aerobatic Club president and Experimental Aircraft Association director, will live on through a memorial scholarship established by women pilots from the Ninety-Nines and aviators throughout the world.

The Vicki Cruse Memorial Scholarship, which will be administered through the Ninety-Nines’ Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund, will provide financial aid to women pilots for emergency maneuver and aerobatic training. The scholarship will be officially announced at the...

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September 1, 2009

The 25th World Aerobatic Championships came to a close on the evening of August 29th in Silverstone, UK. Though the event was marred by the tragic loss of Vicki Cruse, US Team pilot and IAC President, the event continued on in her memory and as a tribute to her as a pilot and friend. 60 pilots from 18 countries entered the event which was held at the home of British motorsports.

Top placing American pilot in the overall standings was Jeff Boerboon in 8th place. The remaining pilots of the US Team placed as...

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August 25, 2009

The sheer amount of letters, emails and phone calls flooding the IAC office has been overwhelming. The IAC Board, staff and the US National Team appreciate the support from the community. To leave your own memory, story or condolences: log in to the Unusual Attitudes forum area of Oshkosh365 or visit EAA’s ...

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August 22, 2009


EAA and the International Aerobatic Club are mourning the tragic loss of IAC President Vicki Cruse, who perished in a plane crash while participating at the World Aerobatic Championships in England earlier today. She was 41.

Cruse was flying as a member of the USA Unlimited Aerobatic Team in the biennial world meet held at Silverstone, Buckingham, England. A local police spokeswoman said that authorities were notified early Saturday afternoon (U.K. time)...

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August 10, 2009

The World Aerobatic Championships are held every two years and bring together the best aerobatic pilots in the world. The Championships last 10 days as pilots battle it out for the top titles in air sports. Silverstone Circuit in Britain will host the 25th FAI World Aerobatic Championship.