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Celebrating 40 Years of Invertedness
DECEMBER 2011  |  VOLUME 2  |  NUMBER 12
Doug's Flying Stories Photo gallery
Doug's Flying Stories

Pitts Special N627DP
Doug Lovell served as contest director for the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships in 2010. He maintains a website and blog with some interesting photos and stories, one of which involves his first flight in a single-seat Pitts. Fly along with Doug in his Pitts as he takes you for the ride of a lifetime. Read more

Photo Gallery
The 2004 Apple Cup
In 2004 IAC Chapter 67 held the Apple Cup in Ephrata, Washington. It may have attracted a few local football fans since it shares the name of the annual football game between Seattle's University of Washington and Washington State University in Pullman. However what flew through the air that day was not pigskin. View the gallery

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Jessy Panzer Makes U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team
Jessy PanzerCongratulations are way overdue! Jessy Panzer came in 11th place in the Advanced category at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships and received a coveted position on the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team. She earned her spot flying a Pitts Special S-1S which is generally thought of as a less capable competition aircraft. So how does that translate? It takes more talent to succeed when you're flying less airplane. Visit the Ladies Love Taildraggers website to read more and see some entertaining videos.

Mike GoulianMike Goulian received the air show industry's highest honor this month at the annual convention of the International Council of Air Shows. The Sword of Excellence is presented annually in recognition of contributions made to the air show industry. Goulian received the honor in recognition of his tireless efforts to promote a culture of safety and professionalism within the air show industry.

Eagle Sport Aviation is a club dedicated to having fun with aerobatics. Here's a quote from the website:

"The Eagle Sport Aviation Club is an organization of recreational aviators from Daytona Beach, Florida, and elsewhere. The members of our club own and enjoy a unique mix of aircraft and participate in aerobatics, flying antique aircraft, and soaring. Most of our members would have been unable to fly such aircraft due to high rates, but with the support of our sponsors, donors, and members' hard work the club is sustainable." Read more and watch the video

Recovery From a Nose-Low Unusual Attitude
Flight InstructionAngle of attack is key in recovery from stalls and avoiding deadly mishaps in turns. Angle of attack is also key in recovery from any unusual attitude. To recover from a nose-low, wing-low unusual attitude, do not stall! Hold neutral elevator, use top rudder with aileron to roll the wings level, and apply elevator back pressure only from wings-level attitude. Read more

RC Helicopters Flying Completely Outside the Box
RC HelicopterTalk to any of the International Aerobatic Club's current and former champions about radio-controlled airplanes, and they'll most likely tell you their own flying is influenced by them. Jeff Boerboon, in particular, has built large-scale RC airplanes for a multi-world champion. In addition to being the 2010 Unlimited National Champion, Jeff also flies RC airplanes and helicopters. You have to see what's being done with RC helicopters today to really believe how incredibly capable these machines are. Watch the video

Mystery PlaneLast month's mystery photo was a screenshot from a video of Rob Holland flying his new MXS-RH. Watch the video


Reggie PaulkBy Reggie Paulk, Editor - In the Loop

I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

It has been my pleasure to bring you both In the Loop and Sport Aerobatics over the last three years, and as we move into 2012, I look forward to bringing you more original and exciting content.

As an all-volunteer organization, the IAC is fortunate to have some of the most highly talented and passionate individuals I've had the pleasure of working with. I am honored to be able to work with you, and thank you for all you do. I can't wait to work with you next year!


How to Bail Out and Survive!
This webinar explores all aspects of a bailout including mental attitude, preflight preparation, getting out of your aircraft, deploying your parachute, and landing safely back on earth. You'll also learn other steps you can take to increase your chances of surviving a bailout and even how to choose the right parachute for you.

All webinars begin at 7 p.m. CST unless otherwise noted. To find out more about upcoming EAA Webinars and to register, visit the webinars page.

EAA gratefully acknowledges the support of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. for their generous sponsorship of our webinar programs.

Let IAC Know What You Want in a New Website!
The International Aerobatic Club is asking for your input in what you want in a new website. IAC has a dedicated task force set up for this project, but we need your help. What information do you want on the website? How do you want information displayed? Is there a website you like a lot? Tell us about what you like about it. This is wide open, so please provide your input. The only place comments will be reviewed is at IAC's Unusual Attitudes forum here.

Credit Card Now an Option for IAC Achievement Awards Orders
The International Aerobatic Club has come to an agreement with the EAA to process credit card payments for our members when they order the IAC Achievement Awards. Previously the only option has been to send a check or money order.

All of the application forms for the IAC Achievement Award program have now been updated to reflect a new option for the applicant to purchase their pins, decals, and patches with a credit card. Visit this link for an application.

Proposed Knowns and Rule Changes for 2012 Posted
Files collectively containing the proposed rule changes and Known sequences (Sportsman and Intermediate only) for 2012 have been posted to The website's Unusual Attitudes forum will be the only place for IAC members to make official comments on these proposed rules and Knowns. Click here to go to the proposals.

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