EAA and IAC are continuing their work on the complex issues surrounding waivered aerobatic training and competition areas with FAA officials. During a meeting last week, discussion centered on two areas: Policy surrounding application for the issuance and approval of waivered aerobatic practice areas and contest boxes (known as Chapter 48 of the FAA Inspector’s Handbook), and the Environmental Information Document (EID), which will figure prominently in those applications. Attending were Doug Macnair, EAA vice president of government relations, and Vicki Cruse,...(read more)
The online version of the 2007 IAC Judge Revalidation and Currency (R&C) Exam is now available from the Members Only area of the IAC Web Site in the "JUDGES" section. The online exam system will provide an immediate grade report to both the examinee and the IAC Judge Program Chair. Regional and National Judge Exams for those wishing to become a Regional Judge or upgrade to National Judge certification will available shortly using this same link. The 2007 Contest Rule Book is required for this exam.
The 2007 version of the Aresti System Catalog is now available from Aresti System, S.L. in Spain. Payment for the Catalog is provided through PayPal. In addition, the 2007 Update with additions to Family 5 is available, if you do not need the entire Catalog. For more information please visit: www.arestisystem.com.
The 2007 IAC Official Contest Rule Book is now available for downloading from the Members Only section of the IAC Web Site in the "Contest Information" section. The changes run from the minor, but helpful, reformatted page numbers; to changes to Free Program requirements for gliders, Advanced, and Unlimited power; to fairly extensive rewrites to clarify sections which previously had been identified as problem areas. ...
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)
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.