Listen in on EAA Webinars Given by IAC Members!

The IAC has been providing speakers to present material online for the EAA webinar series since June 2011.  IAC member involvement in the EAA webinars brings added value to the EAA webinar series as a club, sharing valuable information about unusual attitude flying and gaining some exposure for the IAC as part of the EAA. Listen in today!

Upcoming EAA/IAC Webinars     Supported by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

December 17, 2019     7:00 p.m. CDT IAC - Where We've Been and Where We're Going!
Join International Aerobatic Club president Robert Armstrong as he takes a look back at IAC activities in 2019, the core purposes of the club and how its programs can benefit every pilot. He will wrap up the forum with IAC's plans in 2020 when they will be celebrating the club's 50th anniversary at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


January or February 2020 - Is this your spot? We are looking for webinar speakers. Contact Sara Arnold at sarnold969 [a] gmail.com


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Decathlon Airplanes: Evolution in Fifty Years of Production, by Jody Bradt. 

American Champion engineer and flight test pilot Jody Bradt talks about his experience supporting changes and updates to the Decathlon. Learn about how the Decathlon is built, tested, and maintained. Learn about modifications that will improve the utility of your American Champion airplane. LINK to Archive HERE




Competition Aerobatics 101, by Susan Bell. 

Susan Bell, IAC member and a science communications professional at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, will present a beginner's guide to the sport, no prior knowledge required. We'll dive into the aerobatic competition, including the Aresti language, basic rules and concepts, and the aerobatic box, then learn how to get involved with IAC, whether you're interested in flying inverted or not. LINK to Archive HERE





How to Prepare for an "Unknown" Aerobatic Sequence, by Jim Bourke.

In aerobatic competition there are five categories; Primary, Sportsman, Intermediate, Advanced and Unlimited. In the upper difficulty categories such as Intermediate, Advanced and Unlimited, competitors fly a published Known sequence, a freestyle they have created to suit their airplane and skills and a third sequence which is called, "the Unknown". Jim will discuss the preparation need for a pilot to adjust their practice in order to fly a sequence that they have never flown before.




Your First Aerobatic Airplane

Join Jim Bourke as he answers the question, "What's a good aerobatic airplane to step into that won't be too limiting or boring too quickly, but also not too overwhelming to start in?" Jim will answer this and other considerations in choosing the right aerobatic airplane for you.
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What Will You Do for an Engine Failure on Takeoff?


Master CFI-Aerobatic Gordon Penner reviews decision making and planning to mitigate a possible engine failure on takeoff, from throttle up to a safe return altitude, including 'The Improbable Turn.' "

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Freestyle Aerobatics


Jim Bourke discusses his approach to freestyle aerobatic competition, provides tips for team aspriants, and breaks down his award winning freestyle routine.


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RV Aerobatics

Ron Schreck discusses everything from flying aerobatics for air shows, to competition or just for fun. How to equip your RV for aerobatics, maneuver basics, safety and more. Ron is the IAC Director in the South Central Region, an IAC judge and competed in Intermediae in his RV-8, "Miss Izzy".

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Avoiding the Base to Final Turn Accident

Gordon Penner, master CFI-aerobatics and FAA Gold Seal instructor, presents simple and clear explanations of the elements leading up to a base to final stall/spin accident. This webinar highlights how to recognize and stop these elements, and discusses the true nature of stalls and spins that most pilots have not been taught.

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U.S. Unlimited Arobatic Team

Jim Bourke talks about his experience rising through the ranks to become a U.S. Unlimited Aerobatic Team member. Jim discusses aerobatic competitions from the regional to the world level and highlights all the latest from the U.S. Unlimited Team.

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Your SA Bubble: Understanding Your Flight Envelope

Aerobatic instructor pilot Billy Werth discusses getting back to the basics of how your wings work.

His presentation will explore the flight envelope and how it relates to aerobatic and non-aerobatic flying.

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Emergency Bailout Procedures


Allen Silver speaks on all aspects of a bailout including  mental attitude, preflight prep, how to get out of your aircraft, deploy your parachute, land safely back on earth, and other steps you can take to increase your changes of surviving a bailout.

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Basic Recreational Aerobatics

How to do safe, gentle aerobatics whether your aircraft has an inverted fuel/oil system or not. Webinar with Gordon Penner, MCFI-A.

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How to get your own Aerobatic Practice Area (APA)

Listen in as Darren Pleasance discusses the necessary steps to apply for an APA or contest waiver. Darren is the IAC's Government Relations Representative for the US Western Region.


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“Upset Prevention & Recovery Training:   All-Attitude Flying Goes Mainstream”

Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I), has become the greatest  cause of fatal accident in all classes of aviation.  Randy Brooks discusses    Upset Prevention and Recovery Training.  Listen in to hear how the world of  aviation in general and Sport Aerobatics in particular could be changed by  future requirements for all Commercial Pilots to experience more  comprehensive training in three-dimensional flight.

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Aerobatics - Getting Started

Three time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion Patty Wagstaff   discusses a wide variety of topics including; finding an instructor, aerobatic capable airplanes, various disciplines within aerobatics, challenges, and a variety of aerobatic maneuvers.


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Competition Aerobatics -  Moving up from Sportsman to Intermediate

Weston Liu helps guide you in determining when to move up from the Sportsman to Intermediate aerobatic competition category. Tips on evaluating competency will be presented and how to assess your preparedness.

Aerobatic Skills Assessment: HERE  

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Maneuvering Safely - Avoiding Loss of Control    

Gordon Penner talks about how the flight controls really work, practical turn knowledge, coordination and coordination exercises, and Stall/Spin avoidance.

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Don't Let Fear Stall Your Flying

Join Chelsea Stein Engberg as she explainsthat many pilots have an underlying fear of stalls, spins and loss of control.  Come learn more about stalls, spins and the psychology of loss of control accidents and how these issues can be counteracted.

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Stick and Rudder Exercises to Improve Your Flying

Jim Taylor shares some exercises that the average pilot can do to improve flying skills, how practicing coordinated & uncoordinated flight can make you a better pilot. Dutch rolls, skidded flat turns, etc, when practiced, will improve your flying.

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Aircraft Control in Spins

Ben Freelove gives a detailed look at how control inputsaffect spin characteristics.  The real science behind the aerodynamics of autorotation.

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12 Myths about Stalls and Spins- Letting the Facts Fly   

Rich Stowell dispels a “dirty dozen” common myths that unfortunately continue to be perpetuated during flight training. Do slow speeds really lead to stalling? Are slips really as dangerous as skids? Get the facts on these and more!

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Airspace and Communication Essentials

Presenter: Don Weaver, COO and Chief Pilot, Optimal Aircraft.   How not to get hurt, not violate regs and not be that pain to talk to.

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First Flight

Presenter: Johnny White. Maintenance information on your homebuilt, plus advice, recommendations and precautions for preparing for the first flight in your home built aircraft.

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