Webinars

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.

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Interested in giving a webinar in 2021? Contact Sara Arnold at sarnold969 [a] gmail.com

 


 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021 7:00 - 8:30pm CDT  The International Aerobatic Club turns 50 years old and it's a Golden Birthday!

Join Sport Aerobatics Editor Lorrie Penner and panelists on a ride 50 years in the making. Through a panel discussion with IAC Hall of Fame inductees and a U.S. National Aerobatic Champion find out how the IAC got its start, and how it has evolved through today. Hear first-hand stories you may have heard of but never knew the details, and a few stories you may have never known.

Enjoy photos from the 50th anniversary photo album: https://www.iac.org/gallery/iac-50th-anniversary-archive-photos

REGISTER HERE

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

December 8, 2020 7:00 - 8:30pm CDT  Aerobatic Airplanes made affordable and enjoyable: CO-ownerships and Clubs

IAC Members, Renee Brilhante and Bruce Mamont discuss forming clubs or co-ownership agreements, which can be a great way to fly aerobatic capable aircraft. They will discuss tips onthe "how tos" and pitfalls to avoid when setting up an Aerobatic Aircraft Acro-Ownership or Club. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

REGISTER HERE

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020 7:00 - 8:30pm CDT  Emergency Bailout for Pilots and Survival Equipment

Allen Silver is an FAA Master Parachute Rigger and former FAA Designated Rigger Examiner who will be talking about how to use a parachute in an emerncy bailout and some survival equipment pilots can use. Do you have a plan if you have an emergency? Do you have the right parachute fit for you? Once you decided to bail out of your aircraft do you know what to do next? These are some of the questions that will be answereduring this webinar. You may download handout material from Mr. Silver's website at www.silverparachutes.com to use during and after the presentation. The webinar outline is also attached here.

 

Missed this webinar? You can watch it in the EAA Archives (EAA login required); LINK

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020 7:00 - 8:30pm CDT  Unusual Attitude Training and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT): What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

Presenters: Randy Brooks and Norm Dequier.

All pilots must demonstrate recovery from unusual attitudes and stalls during licensing training, and regularly at the professional level. Yet, Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) has been the leading cause of fatalities in every sector of aviation worldwide for several decades. This presentation will discuss what is missing in current pilot training that allows this persistent threat to continue, and why LOC-I will remain the primary cause of aviation fatalities until we change the way we properly prepare pilots for recovery from airplane upset events.

RMissed this webinar? You can watch it in the EAA Archives (EAA login required); LINK

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

August 18, 2020 7:00 - 8:30pm CDT  Air Shows: Not Just Events, But a Lifestyle!

Curious about the air show life? Join Grant and Brittany Nielsen as they talk about their journey as GN Airshows. Learn about becoming an air show performer and the lifestyle around air shows, air show announcing, and all of the nitty-gritty details.

Missed this webinar? You can watch it in the EAA Archives (EAA login required); LINK

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Friday, July 24, 2020

July, 24 2020 2:00pm CDT  Aerobatics and AirShows: Get your fix

Brought to you by the National Aeronautic Association and the National Aviation Hall of Fame

Are you sad that 2020 air shows have been cancelled? Do you miss the roar of the engines and the heart stopping thrill of seeing the best pilots in the world do the unimagniable? Greg Principate, National Aeronautic Association, and Amy Spowart, National Aviation Hall of Fame, invite you to join them as they chat with the best in the bix and help get your air show fix on!

Webinar panelists - Patty Wagstaff IAC 9010 NAHF Enshrinee/NAA Award Winner/IAC U.S. National Champion and Hall of Fame inductee; Vicky Benzing IAC 431814 Reno Air Race Champion/Airborne Master;  Peggy Riedinger IAC 433547 International Aerobatic Judge/IAC Board member; and Julie Clark NAHF candidate/NAA Award Winner/Air Show & Commerical Pilot.

REGISTER to listen to the recording on-demand: HERE

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July 21-25, 2020 - EAA Spirit of Aviation Week | View all of the content from Spirit of Aviation Week https://www.eaatogether.org/on-demand

 

Behind the Visor - Flying Aerobatics with Jim Bourke - Watch on EAA Archive LINK
Hear from IAC board member and competition aerobatic pilot Jim Bourke about how he got into aerobatics and how his passion turned into more than just a hobby.
 
Avoiding the Base to Final Spin Accident with Gordon Penner - Watch on EAA Archive LINK
Simple and clear explanations of the elements leading up to the base to final stall/spin accident
 
EAA Speakers Series: Patty Wagstaff - Watch on EAA Archive LINK
Three-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and longtime air show pilot spoke at the EAA Aviation Museum in November 2018.
 
Competition Aerobatics 101 with Susan Bell - Watch on EAA Archive LINK
An intro to the sport, no prior knowledge required, with Susan Bell, 2018 U.S. National Sportsman Champion
 
Flying Aerobatics with Norm DeWitt - Watch on EAA Archive LINK
Norm talks about his aviation journey flying aerobatics, managing the U.S. National Aerobatic Team, and building multiple airplanes.
 

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020 7:00 - 8:30pm CDT  Two Guys, One Airplane, and the 2018 World Advanced Aerobatic Championship

Mike Lents and Aaron McCartan from the 2018 U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team will talk about their adventures and teamwork while representing the United States in Ploiești, Romania. Learn what it takes to have an aircraft shipped across the ocean, put back together using the metric system, and flying across eastern Europe under really different rules you just would not believe.

Missed this webinar? You can watch it in the EAA Archives (EAA login required); LINK

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 7:00 - 8:30pm CDT  Understanding Hypoxia in aviation

Hypoxia in aviation is widely recognized as a potential threat, but poorly understood and under-respected by most aviators as a contributor to other accidents. University of North Dakota aerospace physiologist Steve Martin will discuss the facts and fallacies regarding the different types of hypoxia, recognition, causal and influencing factors, and mitigation techniques necessary to avoid this pervasive issue. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Missed this webinar? You can watch it in the EAA Archives (EAA login required); LINK

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

April 21, 2020 7:00pm CDT  Coaches and Camps for Aerobatic Competition

IAC member, and 2018 Advanced National Champion, Johnny Ostmeyer discusses how aerobatic coaches and camps can help your contest flying. He will share tips about how to find aerobatic coaches and camps, and also what to expect from them. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Missed this webinar? You can watch it in the EAA Archives (EAA login required); LINK

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020   7:00pm CDT  You Just Got Your Pilot Certificate - Now What?

A webinar for the newly minted pleasure pilot. You’ve done all the work to get your pilot rating. Great job! But what comes next? Jim Bourke will provide ideas, help you set goals, and challenge you to grow as an aviator. Avoid getting into a rut and practicing the same skills over and over. Expand your horizons and learn to trust yourself as a pilot by understanding the risks and rewards of flying! New pilot, Marianne Fox joins him to share her experiences. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Missed this webinar? You can watch it in the EAA Archives (EAA login required); LINK

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020   7:00pm CDT  How to Read and Call an Aerobatic Sequence

Ever wonder how to read all those Aresti squiggles that are used to draw aerobatic sequences? It's not as complicated as it seems. Jim Bourke will explain why these diagrams make perfect sense, what terminology we can use to talk about them, and how to read them out loud with ease. This is a great seminar for the budding aerobatic competitor or enthusiastic volunteer. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Missed this webinar? You can watch it in the EAA Archives (EAA login required); LINK

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February 12, 2020   7:00pm CDT  Removing Winter Rust and Spin Avoidance

Looking forward to a great flying season? Join IAC member Gordon Penner as he gives some tips to get current and knock off the rust from your flying skills that may have developed over the winter. Gordon is a master CFI-Aerobatics, specializing in emergency maneuvers training (EMT), aerobatics, tailwheel, and gliders. He will also vividly describe techniques for spin avoidance during this FAA WINGS qualifying webinar.
Missed this webinar? You can watch it in the EAA Archives (EAA login required); LINK
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Tuesday January 21, 2020

January 21, 2020     7:00 p.m. CDT Basic Aerodaynamic Principles Demonstrated in Aerobatics
Join IAC member, Dagmar Kress as she described the basic aerodynamic princles that are involved in flying aerobatics. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit

Missed this webinar? You can watch it in the EAA Archives (EAA login required); LINK

 

 



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IAC - Where We've Been and Where We're Going!

Join International Aerobatic Club president Robert Armstrong on his 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.

Link to Archive HERE

 

 

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.
 
Webinar Archive Link: HERE

 

 

 

 

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.' "

Webinar Archive Link: Click Here

 

 

 

Freestyle Aerobatics

 

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

 

Webinar Archive Link: Click Here

 

 

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".

Webinar Archive Link: Click Here

 

 

 

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.

Webinar Archive Link: Click Here

 

 

 

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.

Webinar Archive Link: Click here

 

 

 

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.

Webinar Archive Link: Click here

 

 

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.

 

EAA Webinar Archives: Click here

 

 

“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.

 

Webinar Archive Link: Click here

 

 

 

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.

Webinar Archive link: Click here

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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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