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February 19, 2004



SCOTT POEHLMANN – AUSTIN, TX I have been flying (I hate to say this) for over 20 years, and been a member of the IAC and an active competitor at Sportsman and Intermediate levels since 1997. I have been honored to serve as Chair of Human Factors, and have been moderately successful in encouraging some real research into the issues that affect civilian aerobatic pilots. I think I represent a “typical” mid-level competition pilot, and as such am in a position to understand and reflect the concerns of much of our membership. Our...

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February 16, 2004

The Board of Directors is requesting member comment on changes to our Policy and Procedures (P&P) Manual regarding U.S. National Championship flights and team selection for Unlimited competitors. The following motions will be submitted to the Board for vote at the March Board of Directors meeting to be held in Chicago March 26-27. Since Section 504 of the IAC P&P requires a Member Comment period, we are requesting your comments. Please direct any comments either to IAC Secretary Scott Poehlmann at ...

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January 21, 2004

The IAC Board of Directors is requesting comments on the following motions carried at the Fall Board of Directors meeting held October 23-24, 2003 in Oshkosh, WI. As per the Policy and Procedures (P&P) Manual, when any proposed changes are made to P&P Section #504 - Selection of U.S. Aerobatic Teams, there will be a two-month member comment period before the IAC Board of Directors casts a final vote to approve the proposed policy changes. IAC members should direct their comments to the IAC Board of Directors list serve at ...

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January 9, 2004


Scores for the 2003 Regional Championship Series have been tabulated by Tom Myers, the official scorekeeper for the series.

The Regional Championship Series began in 2002 and continues to grow in participation according to IAC Executive...

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November 20, 2003

Jose Louis de Aresti Aguirre, widely known within the aerobatic community and member of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) Hall of Fame, passed away on November 18 in Madrid, Spain at the age of 84.



Aresti was most widely known for his work in developing the aerocryptographic system, or shorthand, for recording aerobatic maneuvers, more commonly known as the “Sistema Aresti” or Aresti System. His aerobatic figure diagrams allowed internationally competing pilots to communicate, even...

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October 24, 2003

Don Taylor was inducted into the Aerobatics Hall of Fame at the October 24, 2003 induction ceremonies at the EAA Aviation Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin for his contributions to the world of flight.

 Don Taylor was born into aviation…an OX-5 American Eagle provided his "Young 
 Eagle" ride at 6 weeks of age. Don rode on his...

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