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April 14, 2021

In an interview with NEWS12 KXII Studios in Sherman, Texas, IAC member David Valear said, "We do a practice day once a month (at the North Texas Regional Airport in Sherman) all of us are competitive aerobatic pilots and we are coaching each other to help become the very best we can be at aerobatics." See the full article at: International Aerobatic Club practicing for regional competition in May (

The next contest up for David will be the Early Bird in...

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April 12, 2021

Director/Officer Nominations Sought

Hello, IAC members, it is time to nominate our 2021 slate of officers and directors. Nominating petitions are due THIS FRIDAY, April 16. Voting will be done electronically on the IAC website, beginning June 30. Voting ends on July 27; results will be announced. New officers and directors will be installed at the close of the IAC Annual Membership Meeting at AirVenture in Oshkosh on July 30, 2021.

Positions to be filled are Vice President, Treasurer, and four Directors. Directors are elected "at large", not...

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April 12, 2021

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted IAC’s petition to extend Exemption No. 10159D.  The fuel exemption, from §§ 91.9(b) and 91.151(a)(1) of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), allows IAC members to carry less than the visual flight rules (VFR) fuel requirements under certain conditions and be exempted from carrying the aircraft flight manual during aerobatic competition and aerobatic practice flights.

Read the full exemption: 

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April 9, 2021


Oshkosh, Wisconsin – April 9, 2021:  National Aerobatics Day will debut on Saturday, June 26 as announced by Jim Bourke, President of the International Aerobatics Club (IAC) in March. Since that time many aviation leaders have expressed much enthusiasm for the new celebratory day.

“Aerobatics is another way to improve your overall stick and rudder skills. It is a natural extension to upset training that is often encouraged by plane manufactures and insurance companies,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA Chairman and CEO.

“When I got my private...

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April 1, 2021

It's a wrap!

Congratulations to the contest organizers of the Estrella Classic Glider Aerobatic Championship and the Snowbird Classic - IAC Open Championship East for two successful contests completed on the last weekend of March. 

"It started off sour with IFR and low ceilings the week before the contest. Severe weather surrounded Florida with strong tornadic weather creating unparalleled damage and flooding in the southeast," Hector Ramirez Assistant Contest Director reported to IAC Chapter 89 members prior to their first pre-contest practice day. " To my surprise there...

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March 23, 2021

Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

The Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame's Mission Statement is to preserve the heritage of the founding of aviation and memorialize the efforts of the men and women that  gave their time, experience and expertise to shepherd Illinois aviation from its earliest beginnings to a level where recreational, corporate and airline service is at the pinnacle of air transportation in the world.  Since 1970 over one hundred Illinois men and women have been inducted into the Illinois...

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