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July 13, 2009

EAA and IAC are mourning the tragic loss of Chandy Clanton, aerobatic performer, who perished in a plane crash on Friday, July 10. She was 36.

Clanton, a member of EAA and IAC (Chapter 80) had been practicing about 75 miles southwest of Omaha, Nebraska, in preparation for a performance at the next day’s “Wing Nuts Flying Circus Fly-In” in Tarkio, Missouri. According to reports, her Edge 540 went down in a bean field. The FAA is investigating what caused the plane crash.


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May 5, 2009

Is there somebody in your Chapter who is the "go to" person when something needs to be done?  Do you know a judge who is the first person you call and ask to serve as a Chief Judge before you make any other Contest plans?  When you make a mistake in one of your flights and hope you don't get caught, is there one judge who you KNOW would have caught it if he/she had been on the line?  Is there a person in your club who promotes our sport and mentors new members better than anyone else you've seen?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please read on...

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April 6, 2009

Recognizing the importance of aerobatic flight schools, IAC is making a concerted effort to offer its support to the nation’s aerobatic flight schools and flight instructors. Miriam Levin of Suffern, New York was recently named the IAC Aerobatic Fight Schools Manager. She has contacted each flight school currently listed on the IAC web site to update contact and service information. In addition, a resource page is available for flight schools and students, including teaching aids and instructional articles from previous issues of Sport Aerobatics. For more information click...

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March 14, 2009

The national championship Aerobatic Team at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has been on a temporary hiatus since early 2008 due to a lack of aircraft sponsorship for the last year. Since 2001, the team earned the national championship collegiate title six times. Coach Charley Rodriguez and team Captain Scott Marquardt have been trying to find a way to get the team its wings again. Southern Illinois Aerobatics, a not-for-profit corporation, has been formed to secure sponsorships from businesses and individuals in order to purchase an aerobatic aircraft. 

Team members not...

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March 4, 2009

To avoid any confusion, or possible misinterpretation of the rules, regarding competition by Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) please note the following: A pilot holding a Sport Pilot certificate, or higher (e.g., Private, Commercial, etc.), does NOT require a FAA medical certificate IF they are flying a LSA. Those pilots may compete with only a U.S. driver’s license which complies with the restrictions set forth in the applicable sections of the FAR’s. If any question arises as to whether an aircraft (primarily T-craft and Cubs in IAC competition) is classified as a...

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February 23, 2009

The 2009 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. Once you have the Rule Book, use the time before those first contests fire up to flip through the pages and look for the change bars in the margin. These bars mark sections of the Rule Book which have received a substantive change from the 2008 edition. Advanced and Unlimited pilots take special note of the new figures in Appendix 3 which you might encounter in your Unknowns this...

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