The final results are in for the 2006 Collegiate Program competition. Twenty-four students participated with 11 entrants successfully competed at the 3 or more contests needed to qualify for the program. The Collegiate National Championship Team Award goes to Southern Illinois University, followed by Embry Riddle Daytona and the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Collegiate National Champion is Gerald Oliver from SIU, followed by Andrew Bochnovic, also from SIU, and Ryan Olson from Embry Riddle Daytona. See all Collegiate...(read more)
January 24, 2007 – The final results are in for the 2006 regional series competition. Forty competitors out of 58 total series participants received awards. Forty-two of the 58 entrants successfully competed at the 3 or more contests needed to qualify for the series in their respective region.
The regional series began in 2002 with 60 pilots competing for the series titles in 2002, and hit a high of 107 participating in 2004. To be eligible, a pilot must fly at least three contests during the year (two for the Northwest...(read more)
Jenner Knight of San Diego, California, is the winner of the 2006 L. Paul Soucy Award with a three-contest score of 86.84%. To be eligible for the trophy, a pilot must have flown at least three contests during the season, one of which is the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. The best two contests flown plus the pilot’s Nationals scores are used to determine the ranking. The award was conceived and donated by L. Paul Soucy of Louisville, Kentucky, one of the IAC’s first members and a board director who passed away in 1971.
With the resignation of Melissa Andrzejewski due to personal reasons, first alternate Goody Thomas from Rock Hill, South Carolina has been named to the U.S. Unlimited Team. Goody flies a Sukhoi SU-31 and is an airline pilot for AirTran. He is also an experienced air show pilot. This is Goody's rookie year on the Team. The U.S. Team will be competing in late June at the World Aerobatic Championships in Granada, Spain. For more information on the U.S. Team, please visit http://www.unlimitedaerobaticsusa...(read more)
The power and glider Known sequences for the 2007 contest season are available for download on the IAC Members Only website at http://members.iac.org/.
Robert Bismuth, the official photographer of the US Nationals, has created a 2007 wall calendar featuring a selection of the images he captured as official contest photographer during the 2006 US National Aerobatic Championships. The calendar contains some of the images from the banquet slide show plus other images Robert had in reserve. Its pages show aircraft, pilots and judges photographed during the week long event. You can view and order the calendar at ...(read more)