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January 13, 2021

The 2020 season will be long remembered for the Coronavirus shutdown which took most of our competition season away.  While it was not possible for everyone to compete, some of our most die-hard enthusiasts worked very hard to make the competition season as full as possible.  This year, the IAC recognizes those who put in extra effort with a special IAC Presidential Recognition certificate.

IAC president Jim Bourke is honored this year to award an IAC President’s Award to John Housley for his work in creating a new award program specifically for biplane enthusiasts.

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January 11, 2021

A number of IAC's U.S. National Aerobatic Championship and volunteer trophies are housed in two cases in the IAC Pavilion on the EAA AirVenture grounds. The EAA Aviation Museum contains various sections dedicated to the various forms of flight. On the south west side of the musuem there is an entire area dedicated to Air Racing and Aerobatics. From time to time the currators set up special displays, retire items, rearrange displays and bring in new items.

This week five IAC trophies were placed in a trophy case in the Aerobatics section....

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January 5, 2021

The purposed known sequences for 2021 were presented at the IAC fall board meeting by Sequence Program Chair Michael Lents on November 14. The Intermediate power sequence was sent back after that meeting for a revision to add a snap roll. The board met again in December and approved the Intermediate power sequence, which now has a positive snap roll added to the "P" loop in figure one.

All the power sequences are uploaded to the Squence page. (IAC Member login required.)  Sequences | International Aerobatic Club ( 


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December 27, 2020

IAC still $4,000 Short of Annual Goal

Since October 20, IAC members and friends have moved us toward a fundraising goal of $20,000 by contributing $16,000. Please contribute today and help us reach our goal. 

Every year, in a number of different ways, the IAC plans to balance its budget and support its programs through monies received from sanctioned regional contests, AirVenture sponsorships, merchandise sales, and through entry fees and fundraising efforts at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. The unanticipated cancellations of the majority of the contests,...

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December 21, 2020

At the CIVA Plenary meeting in November, Peggy Riedinger, IAC 433547, was chosen as a judge for the 2021 European Aerobatic Championships.  The championships take place August 21 to August 27 with the final Freestyle to be run on August 28, 2021. The EAC was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and was moved forward a year. The event will remain in the original host country of Czech Republic to take place at Breclav Airfield (LKBA) Letiště.

Peggy is the recipient of the IAC’s Robert L. Heuer Award for Judging Excellence (2015) and the Harold...

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December 17, 2020



At its Fall Meeting on Saturday, November 14, 2020, the IAC Board of Directors considered the edited and revised Policy & Procedure section 504, which offers updated procedures for US aerobatic team selection. Before this updated P & P can be adopted, it needs to be available for 60 days for member comment. The document is included below for download and review.

Comments should be addressed to execdir [at] Comments will be compiled for all the Directors. Comments need to be received by Monday, January 18, 2021.