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We are looking forward to our IAC Judging School this weekend (Feb 29 - Mar 1)
Thanks to all those who have reserved a spot ahead of time. If you are planning to attend but have not touched base we me, please do so asap so I have time to prepare the materials for you.
Jim has let me know that we have a very full agenda, so if at all possible, please be at the school and ready to start by 9am Saturday morning. (school address included in the details below)
Note on the akro coaching camp: Unfortunately, due to the box being unavailable at Keystone, we will not be able to have the coaching camp with Jim at this time. If we are able to work something out in the future, I will be sure to let everyone know
Please feel free to give me a call should you need anything.
douglitton [at] aol.com or litton_douglas_c [at] lilly.com
INTRODUCTION TO AEROBATIC JUDGING - Hosted by IAC Chapter 23
Fee is $75 for the two day course. This fee helps cover the cost of instructor, supplies, etc. for the school.
Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School located at Northeast Florida Regional Airport (KSGJ) in Saint Augustine, Florida.
Saint Augustine enjoys some of the best weather in the country all year round. There are a lot of things to do when you’re not flying or in class - taking advantage of our beautiful beaches, exploring historic downtown, shopping and restaurants. We hope you enjoy your visit to this unique and beautiful part of the country.
If you are interested in additional information or scheduling flight training at Patty Wagstaff’s Aerobatic School, please visit the PWAS website at www.pattywagstaff.com
We are very excited to have IAC Board of Directors Member, Two Time US Unlimited Aerobatic Team Member, and Airshow Pilot, Jim Bourke.
For additional information on Jim, visit his website at jimbourke.com
JUDGING SCHOOL REGISTRATION and CONTACT INFORMATION:
Chapter 23 Coordinator for Judges School: Doug Litton 239-258-2869, douglitton [at] aol.com
Chapter 23 President: Renee Brilhante 360-477-0121, Renee.brilhante [at] gmail.com
Saint Augustine is located on the northeast coast of Florida, south of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Airport (JAX) is the closest airport with commercial service to us, and is about a 45-minute drive to St. Augustine.
If you are flying into KSGJ we are located on the NE side of the airport at Southeast Aero Services, the US Extra Dealer and Cirrus and Cessna Maintenance Center. You are welcome to taxi directly to our hangar but if you require hangar space or fuel or will be here for an extended period of time, please arrange with Atlantic Aviation, at 904-824-1995. They can also help you with car rental.
Physical address (not mailing address) is:
Look for Gate 6E, just before the Northrup Grumman building. Our office is in the first building on your right. You will see our signs and the blue awning outside of our offices. Park just behind our hangar.
There are a lot of hotel choices in the area. St Augustine also has many charming B & B’s in the downtown area. Unless you’re here for an extended stay or your family is with you to take advantage of the beach, we recommend you don’t stay in St. Augustine Beach as it’s a longer drive to our airport. Here are a few hotels we recommend, each of them a short drive to our school.
If you would like to be on the beach:
Hampton Inn Vilano Beach
This is on the beach, within walking distance to restaurants and a supermarket.
If you would like to be downtown, where you can walk to all the action and great restaurants, we highly recommend this beautiful little luxury boutique hotel:
Luxury Inn and Gardens
The Collector will also offer you a Corporate rate. Book Direct: www.thecollectorinn.com Corporate
If you are looking for a fun and friendly B & B a few blocks from Downtown and within walking distance from everything, we recommend:
St. Francis Inn
Downtown, fun and friendly B & B.
Close to downtown and close to the St.Augustine Airport we recommend:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Augustine Historic District
Country Inn & Suites
Nice, new, friendly, close to airport.
For a less expensive alternative, very close to the St.Augustine Airport, we recommend:
Southern Oaks Inn
Close to airport, reasonably priced, clean
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR, Jim Bourke:
Jim's aviation interests go back to his childhood. He loved airshows as a kid and earned his pilot's license as a teenager. He is an avid enthusiast of radio controlled models and drones. He has appeared on the Discovery channel and has made many media appearances related to aerobatics, aviation, and radio control.
Jim's company Knife Edge Software makes simulation products including the popular RealFlight simulator. He is an active leader in the flying community and currently serves a member of the IAC Board of Directors as the Membership Chair. Jim also created RCGroups.com, the world's largest website for enthusiasts of radio controlled aircraft.
As a competitive aerobatic pilot Jim flies at the highest level, the Unlimited category. He is the most active competitor in the country, averaging 10 contests per year from Washington to Florida. Known for his aggressive style Jim is a top-ranked freestyle pilot and a nationally qualified aerobatic judge. He holds over 75 flight medals, and 26 first place finishes.
Since 2017 Jim has been a member of the Unlimited US Aerobatic Team which competed in two World Aerobatic Championships in Malelane, South Africa in 2017 followed by Chateauroux, France in 2019. Only the top 8 pilots are chosen from the US National Aerobatic Championships to be part of the team.