2012 | VOLUME 3 | NUMBER 1
ON A CHAPTER
Chapter 118 Reno, Nevada
the famous Reno-Stead Airport home, Chapter 118 members
have unique access to an aerobatic school right on the
field. Chapter President Tim Brill is
also the chief flight instructor at the Aerobatic
Company and Flight School, Inc. located at the airport.
Tim is a National-certified aerobatics judge as well as
a Master CFI-Aerobatic. In addition to the standard
private through CFI instruction, Tim and his team of
instructors also provide emergency manuever training,
tailwheel endorsements, and a mountain flying course.
course, aerobatics is their specialty, and you can
choose from basic or intermediate aerobatics courses. A
Super Decathlon or Pitts S-2B are available, and you’re
free to choose between the two. For more information
about Chapter 118 or their flight school, just visit
here.Of course, aerobatics is their specialty, and you
can choose from basic or intermediate aerobatics
courses. A Super Decathlon or Pitts S-2B are available,
and you’re free to choose between the two. For more
information about Chapter 118 or their flight school, click
you or an IAC member you know is interested in running
for an officer or director position, here are the item’s
you’ll need to do so:
Candidate Petition Form with 10 current IAC members’
signatures. You may get a petition form online here.
Note that each member can sign a petition form and
e-mail it. All names do not have to be placed on one
form. Written e-mails as endorsements will NOT be
accepted; it must be on the petition form.
Current photo e-mailed as a jpeg
Resume/Bio that must be less than 1,000 words. The
Nominations Chair must receive the above before the
deadline March 16, 2012. Send completed petitions to:
Lynne Stoltenberg, 656 Windy Acres Rd, Brenham, TX
77833-7732 - Phone: 979-8362610 or e-mail to
fatal Vmc roll
this doesn’t start out as an aerobatic flight, this
video shows a twin-engine piston-powered Beechcraft
Queen Air spinning to the ground as it enters a Velocity
Minimum Control (Vmc) roll after an apparent engine
failure. As the video begins, the engine can be heard
popping and sputtering before the aircraft enters the
field of view from the left. It appears to be flying
along normally until only about 2-3 seconds before it
rolls left and immediately enters a spin.
important takeaway here is that no matter what we fly,
recognizing the warning signs of a departure from
controlled flight can only be learned through consistent
practice at safe altitudes. Watch
failure during takeoff
Stowell is a recognized expert in aerobatic flight
instruction. His book, Emergency Maneuver Training,
encompasses his experience of over 9300 hours of flying
experience. His website has a plethora of information
for pilots of any experience level. One area of his
website is labeled ‘Teachable Moments.’ This is
where we found the following story of a successful
landing after an engine failure.
at the keyboard trying to write about my engine out
experience and how it relates to your EMT program. I’ve
also reread the power plant failure chapter in your
book. It’s all very good material and relates to the
engine out in my T-34. Even though I have practiced and
instructed others what to do with power loss on climb
out, that natural urge to make it back to the runway
remains very strong. But with simulated engine out
practice, a pilot can learn the visual references that
will indicate if the runway truly is within glide
going ballistic in paris
it take to fly a C-130 on the edge? Teamwork! This Air
Force demonstration of the C-130J will make your hair
stand up as the commander takes the airplane beyond the
vertical over the Paris Air Show. Don’t try this at
home, and thank you John Morrissey for sending the link.
in the heck is this airplane, and what is it meant to
do? If you think you have the answer, let us know via
Editor - In the Loop
may have heard, there have been some changes at the EAA,
and some of them affect how our newsletter is produced.
Hopefully, you won’t see any of these changes, but we
ask for your patience as people transition to their new
roles within the organization.
notice in our announcements below, the IAC is working to
bring a new website to its members. This is a perfect
time to make your voice heard and bring your valuable
input to the table. Please take the time to visit our
Unusual Attitudes Forum here to give your opinion.
THE EAA AEROBATICS COMMUNITY
Myths About Stalls & Spins — Letting the Facts
It has been more than a century since the Wright
brothers gave us the miracle of powered flight, yet myth
and misunderstanding still abound regarding stalls and
spins. Rich 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!
All webinars begin at 7 p.m.
otherwise noted. To find out more about upcoming EAA Webinars and to
register, visit the webinars
EAA gratefully acknowledges the
support of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co.
for their generous sponsorship of our webinar programs.
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.
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.
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
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 EAAForums.org.
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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