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July 19, 2016

Congratulations to the individuals below who have applied for and received Achievement Awards from flying in a non-contest environment (Smooth Achievement) or at contest (Stars Achievement) in the First and Second Quarter of 2016.

As a reminder, First time Primary or Sportsman Stars or Smooth Award Applicant will receive their first award patch for free. Applicants for Glider or Power Primary or Sportsman Achievement Awards should fill out an application and only send payment for additional patches, pins or decals. The first patch will be shipped at no charge....

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July 7, 2016

Each year, the membership of the IAC nominates outstanding volunteers to be recognized for their contribution to the sport of aerobatics. The award winners are selected by a secret ballot of the IAC Board of Directors.

This year IAC President Michael Heuer will present the recipients with their awards at the IAC Gathering of Members on Friday evening, July 29th at the EAA Nature Center during AirVenture in Oshkosh...

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July 4, 2016

Robert Armstrong has been selected by the IAC Hall of Fame committee and the Board of Directors to be inducted into the International Aerobatic Hall of Fame for 2016. The official ceremonies will take place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on November 9, 2016.

Robert Armstrong "blames" his aviation...

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June 30, 2016

We are in the final phases of preparing for EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh and IAC will have an even more improved Pavilion this year featuring our “Grass Roots to the Top of the World” exhibit as well as a full schedule of forums.

We are celebrating ALL types of aerobatic aircraft and invite you come visit the exhibition in the...

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June 9, 2016

Interested in Sharing Your Passion for Aerobatics?

Dear IAC Member,

Are you passionate about aerobatics?  Share that passion...

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June 1, 2016

Rule change proposals for the 2017 contest season are due by July 1, 2016.

You may submit your proposals online at (member login required), or by emailing to the Rules Committee Chair, Brian Howard, at bk [at]

Be sure to provide a synopsis of the change, any current rule numbers that would be affected, your proposed new rule text, and the rationale for the proposal.