U.S. National 2021 Sponsors

Sponsors of the 2021 US National Aerobatic Championships


Platinum Sponsors

1 Vision Aviation is located at the Salina Regional Airport (KSLN), Kansas and Sioux City Airport (KSUX) Iowa. They are qualified and trained to perform maintenance on many fleet types and is a Part 145 FAA Repair Station including providing; line maintenance, service check, heavy checks, modifications, painting of aircraft (interior and exterior) and components, sheet metal work, refurbishment, fiberglass repair and more.  They also have an avionics shop; ADS-B services, GPS Installation, and glass planels as well as provide general aviation maintenance  and is an authorized Cirrus Service Center 1 Vision Aviation


Gold Sponsors

Jerry and Peggy Riedinger. Jerry and Peggy are IAC members from the state of Washington, IAC chapter 67. Jerry flies as a competition pilot in the Advanced category and Peggy is a National and International Judge. Peggy is currently the IAC Northwest Regional Director.                                                            

Mike Rinker. Mike is an active IAC member from Tennessee and has served on the IAC Board of Directors as the Southeast Regional Director. He began flying 1984 and basic aerobatics in the late 1980s. Mike has competed in numerous competitions and was a member of the 2007 US Unlimited Aerobatic team in Grenada, Spain. 

Debby Rihn-Harvey. Debby has been a part of aviation her whole life as the third generation of aviators in her family and an active IAC member. She is widely known as one of the most successful aerobatic competitors of all time. She is a 3-time National Aerobatic Champion and an IAC Hall of Fame Inductee. Debby manages her fixed base operation, Harvey & Rihn Aviation, a world renowned aerobatics school at La Porte Municipal Airport in Texas. http://www.debbyrihnharvey.com/biography.html

MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH was founded in 1981 by Gerd Muehlbauer and is well known in the world of general aviation as the leading manufacturer of natural composite propellers for single and twin engine aircraft, airships, wind tunnels and other special applications.

Since 1968 Gerd Muehlbauer has been working intensively as chief engineer in composite propeller design and development. MT-Propeller operates out of its main office at the Airport Straubing-Wallmuehle (EDMS) in Germany, where highly skilled people are producing the highest quality of natural composite propellers. 

For U.S. and Canadian customers there is an MT-Propeller Service Center in DeLand, Florida and several authorized service stations throughout the whole world. 


Silver Sponsors

Aloft technologies set out to change the flying experience by changing the thing closest to the pilot, the headset. Careful thought goes into how each element of the headset works and how they come together as a cohesive whole that will perform well for any pilot, regardless of what or how they fly. Claifty Aloft informing principles are effortless performance, distinctive elegance, and thoughtful simplicity.    Aviation Headsets - Clarity Aloft                                                              

Schilling Aviation Services is an aircraft maintenance company located in Salina, Kansas. The facility offers a variety of services: repairs, preventative maintanence, inspection services, aircraft rentals and flight instruction. schillingav.com/



Para-Phernalia, Inc. have been designing and manufacturing the SOFTIE line of pilot emergency parachutes since 1979. These emergency parachutes are highly regarded for their quality, comfort and reliability. Each of the seven various SOFTIE models are customizable to best suit an individual pilot’s needs whether they fly powered aerobatics or any other type of aircraft. http://www.softieparachutes.com/


Robert Armstrong. Robert Armstong has been a member of the IAC for the past 40 years, has previously served as a director from 2006 to 2012, President from 2018 to 2020, and was inducted into the International Aerobatic Hall of Fame in 2016. He has built and flown many different aerobatic airplanes and rose through the categories to become a member of the U.S. Unlimited Aerobatic Term from 1992-1996 and 2000-2013. 

Ron Schreck.  Ron Schreck is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy class of 1969 and a retired Air Force fighter pilot who flew the OV-10, A-7, F-105, F-4 and F-16 aircraft. He has over 12,000 hours of flying time, including 645 hours in combat and over 2000 hours in his RV-8 "Miss Izzy". Ron is an active IAC member and served as the Contest Director for the 2019 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships.

Patty Wagstaff - A six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team and the highest-placing American with gold, silver, and bronze medals, as well as a three-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, an IAC Champion, and six-time recipient of the "First Lady of Aerobatics" Betty Skelton Award, her Extra 260 went on display in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. in 1994. Wagstaff has won many awards for her flying and is particularly proud of receiving the air show industry's most prestigious award, the Sword of Excellence, as well as the "Bill Barber Award for Showmanship" and is the 1996 recipient of the Charlie Hillard Award. |  



Vicky Benzing. Vicky is an IAC member, born and raised in California, and an accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic performer, and air racer. Following her aerobatics training in 2005, she started to compete in aerobatic contests across the United States working her way through various categories and perform in local air shows. Currently, Vicky holds a surface level aerobatic waiver and has flown over 200 airshow performances at venues throughout the United States, including EAA Airventure. https://www.vickybenzing.com/bio.html


Bronze Sponsors


Gordon and Lorrie Penner. Gordon and Lorrie are IAC members from the state of Ohio, IAC chapter 34. Gordon is a Captain in the Boeing 767 flying for a cargo carrier, is a Master CFI-A and a FAA Gold Seal instructor. Lorrie is licensed as a private pilot, SEL and Glider, was IAC Executive Director for three years between 2017-2020.  She is the current Editor of Sport Aerobatics magazine.                                                       

Norm Dewitt was the president of Unlimited Aerobatics USA, Inc. for over ten years, which supported the USA Unlimited team for world competition. He has served as a Director for the IAC for many years and is recently retired from the IAC board where he was serving as an EAA Representative.

Keith Doyne is the Safety Committee Chair and a regular contributor to Sport Aerobatics on safety and technical tips subjects. He acted as the Safey Director in 2019 at the U.S. National Aerobatic Champoinship and returns in 2021 to this role.




The Nationals Sponsor Benefit Levels

Platinum Level Donor Benefits ($5,000 +)

  • Full page ad in U. S. Nationals program book 
  • Half page ad in Sport Aerobatics magazine 
  • Two seats at the closing ceremony and awards banquet 
  • Plaque 
  • U. S. Nationals official poster 
  • Copy of U. S. Nationals program book 
  • IAC window stickers 

Gold Level Donor Benefits ($1,000-$4,999)

  • Half page ad in U. S. Nationals program book 
  • Plaque 
  • U. S. Nationals official poster 
  • Copy of U. S. Nationals program book 
  • IAC window stickers 

Silver Level Donor Benefits ($500-$999)

  • Quarter page ad in U.S. Nationals program book 
  • U. S. Nationals official poster 
  • Copy of U. S. Nationals program book 
  • IAC window stickers 

Bronze Level Donor Benefits ($100-$499)

  • U. S. Nationals official poster 
  • Copy of U. S. Nationals program book 
  • IAC window stickers