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August 7, 2022

Dear (CIVA) Delegates, friends and all aerobatic followers,

I am very sorry to tell you that our friend and colleague John Gaillard passed away peacefully at home yesterday afternoon. John had been strongly involved in the aerobatic sports movement in South Africa for a great many years, where his passing will be deeply mourned. He was also currently a CIVA Vice President, had previously chaired our Judging Committee for some years, was Chief Judge at a good number of CIVA aerobatic championships at all levels, and without doubt has been instrumental in guiding a wide...

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August 5, 2022

The 2022 World Aerobatic Championships opened in Leszno, Poland on Wednesday, August 3.

43 competitors from 14 countries are vying for the title of World Aerobatic Champion. The first flight, Programme P1, was flown by about half the competitors on opening day and the remainder finished up on August 4. Rob Holland currently sits in second place with a score of 83.017% behind the leader Florent Oddon of France with a score of 84.169%. 

In the team results, the French team is in the lead, followed by the U.S. and in third is the team from Spain.

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July 29, 2022

Voting for the 2022 IAC elections closed at approximately 6:00p.m. CDT July 26, 2022. A total of 229 Ballots were cast.

We hereby certify the following results (check marks indicate the winners):


✓ Jim Bourke: 155 (running unopposed)


✓ Sara Arnold: 205 (running unopposed)

Directors (three open seats)

✓ Doug Bartlett: 134

✓ Doug Jenkins: 132

✓ Marty Flournoy: 127

Bob Freeman: 96

Matt Dunfee: 80

Adam Messenheimer: 67



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July 26, 2022

Voting for the 2022 Officer/Director candidates for this year’s election closed on July 26, 2022, at 6:00pm CST.

The election ballots will be tabulated by the IAC Ballot Certification Committee Chair. The results will be announced at the IAC annual meeting of members on July 29, 2022. The meeting will be held in the Vicki Cruse Educational Pavilion at the IAC Aerobatic Center at 8:30am during EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


July 25, 2022
The Experimental Aircraft Association was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of longtime EAA president Tom Poberezny on Monday morning, July 25, after a brief illness.
Tom was EAA president from 1989-2010, succeeding his father, EAA founder Paul Poberezny.
“It is not lost on us that Tom’s passing occurred on the opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the event he led into world prominence as its chairman beginning in the 1970s,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Tom’s legacy is tremendous in the world of...
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July 21, 2022

By Jordan Ashley, IAC AirVenture Chairman

For AirVenture 2022, we will be “Celebrating IAC Volunteers…the lift beneath our wings.”
The IAC as an organization was founded by; and for more than 50 years; has been supported by volunteers. Because of this, we want to recognize and celebrate the work that is done by our membership, some seen but mostly unseen that has carried our organization for all these years. 2022 will mark my 27th AirVenture, 14th year as a volunteer and13th in IAC AirVenture Leadership. Because of this, my hope for AirVenture and the...
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