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Editor's Note
Editor's Note By Reggie Paulk, Editor - In the Loop

I'm saddened at the loss of EAA's and IAC's number one member, Paul Poberezny. I had the honor to meet him on several occasions over the last few years, and was always pleased by his soft-spoken and friendly demeanor. I was fortunate enough to be on hand when a replica of Paul and his wife Audrey's basement, the place where it all began, was dedicated at the EAA Museum a couple of years ago, called the Founders' Wing. The icing on the cake was that both Paul and Audrey were sitting at their desks working away when we all walked into the room. His was a life lived to its fullest, and a legacy that will last generations. I for one am thankful to have met him.

Nationals are upon us, and the September issue of Sport Aerobatics features Rob Holland and Jason Stephens as part of an interview conducted via teleconference. I had the privilege to talk to both of them at the same time, and the story is a good read. This issue of In the Loop features videos from both men, and gives a good insight into their character. I hope you enjoy getting to know them as much as I have.

Feature Stories
Feature Story 1 Paul Howard Poberezny: 1921-2013
By Mike Heuer, IAC #4

I am sure you are aware of the passing of Paul Poberezny on August 22 in Oshkosh. He was 91 years old and I doubt if there are more than a few people in the world who have lived a fuller and fulfilling life. His personality, work, inspiration, and force of will and drive affected hundreds of thousands of people around the world, and that included me in a very big way. Read more >>

Feature Story2 Rob Holland Interview
If you're an IAC member, the September issue of Sport Aerobatics features both the glider and power national champions from last year's Nationals. Rob Holland and Jason Stephens are two incredible gentlemen who could easily be called ambassadors of aerobatics. The following video of Rob Holland was shot back in 2009, but he's still just as passionate and down-to-earth now as he was back then.

Rob will be flying again at Nationals this month, but we'll really be rooting for him as he flies as a member of the U.S. World Aerobatic Team in Texas in October. If his last performance at the WAC was any indication, we can expect great things from him. Watch video >>

Feature Story 3 Jason Stephens Interview
The U.S. Nationals are almost here, and we're featuring two Unlimited champions from the glider and power categories in the September issue of Sport Aerobatics as a way to highlight the personalities and traits of those who strive to be the best at what they do.

The following interview with Jason has been featured before, but serves as a reminder that champions can be humble and willing to share their craft with those willing to learn. As owner and operator of Arizona Soaring based at the Estrella Glider Port, Jason shares his passion for glider flight, especially glider aerobatics, with students from all over the country and the world. Join him again in the cockpit as he takes you on a silent airborne journey. Watch video >>

Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery Paul Poberezny led one of the more storied aviation lives of our time. The EAA has put together a photo gallery of his life that covers an impressive array of flying exploits. View photos >>
Flight Instruction
Flight Instruction Story My Long, Strange Journey Into Aerobatics
By Jason Catanzariti, CFI

Those who fly always remember their first solo. I've pursued flying seriously, and while I remember a few other milestones, none have compared to the initial solo until now. Some time ago, I became interested in aerobatics, and the training I've taken has led me on a circuitous route toward the day I would fly a plane inverted for the first time without an instructor present. I've also had to overcome some anxiety about aerobatics, enough that my first solo acro flight took on some of the same importance as my initial solo years ago. Read more >>

Feature Video
Feature Video Fly Acro With Jason Stephens
How many people get a chance to fly with a four-time national aerobatic champion? If you have a hankering for gliders, you may visit Estrella Glider Port in Arizona and fly with Jason Stephens. In this video, he calmly shows his student the nuances of looping and inverted flight. Watch video >>

Feature Air Show
Feature Air Show Video Rob Holland's "View From the Office"
Rob Holland sent us this video with the note, "Thought you may enjoy this." After watching Rob throwing himself around the sky, it's difficult not to have a tinge of jealousy. When asked if he sees Les Shockley's jet-powered semi flying by underneath, he said, "I do see him go by... it is a hell of a view!" We can only imagine, Rob. Make sure to watch the video through the credits at the end; there's a special treat. Watch video >>

Mystery Photo
Mystery Photo Can you identify the aircraft in this photo? What's its lineage? Let us know via email.

Last month's photo was of the Allstar SZD 59 glider.

September 18, 7 p.m. CDT: Preparing for the First Flight of an Amateur-Built Airplane: EAA Flight Advisor and Certified Flight Instructor Ted Sanders presents an overview of preparing for the all important first flight of a newly constructed homebuilt airplane. Preparing for a safe first flight is one of the most important things a homebuilder will do. Join Ted as he reviews considerations you must make in preparation of test flying your airplane.

To find out more about upcoming EAA Webinars and to register, visit the webinars page.

Miss a webinar? All webinars are recorded and loaded onto the EAA Webinars Channel within 24 hours.

Greg Koontz Names Aerobatic Instructor Scholarship Winner
The first annual Aerobatic Flight Instructor Scholarship was presented at the IAC membership gathering on Friday Aug. 3rd at AirVenture. Honored with being the first recipient was Alexander Sachs of Oregon, Wisconsin. Alex is a Certified Flight Instructor currently enrolled in the University of North Dakota's Aeronautics program and is expecting to earn his bachelors degree in May of 2014. He persues aerobatics by participating in competition aerobatics with the UND IAC Collegiate National... (read more)

CP Aviation Emergency Maneuver Training Scholarship Winner is....
Congratulations to Catherine Marx this year's winner of the CP Aviation Emergency Maneuver Training Scholarship.

This Scholarship is given each year in memory of Vicki Cruse by CP Aviation. This year there is an additional bonus of $2,000 to be used for transportation and lodging given in memory of Danny Franscioni.

Catherine lives in Arkansas and admits that she hates stalls but really wants to like them. It will be interesting to see what she thinks of them after... (read more)

Lightspeed Collegiate Grants
The IAC Collegiate Program is a finalist for a Lightspeed Aviation Foundation grant that would send five collegiate competitors to H-R Aviation in La Porte, Texas, to train five hours with Debby Rihn-Harvey.

Submit your vote or read more.

Don't Miss WAC 2013 in the United States!
Visit the event website of the 2013 FAI World Aerobatic Championships for all the details.

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