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

The U.S. Nationals are over, and Rob Holland has retained the crown of Unlimited Power champion for the third straight year. Also, Jason Stephens has won an unbelievable fifth Unlimited Glider title! Congratulations to all of you who have put the effort into attending, flying, and volunteering for Nationals. It's always a pleasure to see the results of each year's competition.

You'll notice an announcement asking for volunteers at this year's World Aerobatic Championships. Even now, organizers are looking for warm bodies to fill various positions. If you'd like to be a part of an international competition that rarely comes to U.S. soil, please make sure to click the links in the announcement. They'll appreciate your efforts.

Feature Stories
Feature Story 1 Rob Holland and Jason Stephens
By Reggie Paulk, Editor - In the Loop

(Editor's Note: The following story originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Sport Aerobatics magazine. This is just a teaser, but members may log in to and read the archived piece there.)

Many in the aerobatic community are unaware that we crown two Unlimited champions at nearly every U.S. National Aerobatic Championships; one for Unlimited Power and another for Unlimited Glider. We normally focus on the power champion in these pages, but this time we wanted to do something different. For this story, we had a conference call with both Jason and Rob. Read more >>

2013 Nationals Results
Rob Holland and Jason Stephens have once again taken the Unlimited crowns in the power and glider categories in the recently completed 2013 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships in Sherman/Denison, Texas. That's three Unlimited titles in a row for Rob and five total for Jason! Although Jason didn't get to fly in the World Aerobatic Championships this year, Rob will be taking on the best of the best as a member of the U.S. Unlimited Aerobatic Team. From October 9 to 20, you can cheer him on at the same airport the Nationals were held. Click here for more information. In the meantime, take a look at the final results in all categories at this year's Nationals.

Volunteer for WAC 2013!
By Joy McKinney, Volunteer Coordinator

We are looking for volunteers during the World Aerobatic Championships, October 9 to 20. If you'd like to volunteer for a day, a week, or the whole 10 days of competition, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Joy McKinney, via e-mail or by calling 905-772-5590.

Joy will be coordinating volunteers for the following positions:
  • Recorders. Sit with a CIVA judge and his assistant to record the judging scores. Those with previous contest experience are preferred.
  • Line judges (boundary). This is an important role as we must have all four boundaries manned. Experienced regional judges or assistant judges, or experienced boundary judges are preferred.
  • Drivers. Use of a truck is required to either move judge line items or drop off and pick up the boundary judges. Drivers must provide driver's license for clean DMV check.
  • Transport/mover. Help move the judge's line equipment, tables, and seating to alternate judging locations.
  • Score runners. Two types of score runners: 1) Pick up scores on judge's line and deliver them to the chief judge table, and 2) transport the scores from the chief judge table to the scoring room.
  • Video assistant. Help with the video work during competition.
If you plan to be at the World Aerobatic Championships in October, please consider volunteering. Contact Joy and let her know!

Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery The 2013 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships has concluded, and it's time to take a look at the photos and people that made it happen. Thanks to Laurie Zaleski for all of the fine photographs! View photos >>

Feature Video
Feature Video Rob Holland's Four-Minute Free
Members of the University of North Dakota's aerobatic team produced this video of Rob Holland's four-minute free as he tore up the sky at this year's national championships in Sherman/Denison, Texas. The energy in his flying performance is nothing short of spectacular. Watch video >>

Feature Air Show
Feature Air Show Video Wringing out a Stearman
Bill Adams was recently inducted into the 2013 IAC Hall of Fame. This short video of him flying his modified Stearman way back in 1965 leaves little doubt as to why. We'll be featuring a story about Bill in an upcoming issue of Sport Aerobatics magazine. 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 Beechcraft Akro Musketeer.

October 16, 7 p.m. CDT: Learning to Fly: How to Start Following Your Dream: Gold Seal Master Certificated Flight Instructor Ted Sanders explains how to turn your dream of flying into action. Join Ted as he helps you gain information so you can take action and learn to fly.

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.

Notice of Special Membership Meeting
The International Aerobatic Club will hold a special meeting of its members at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The location of the meeting will be the EAA Air Academy Lodge, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The sole purpose of this meeting is to decide by vote whether to adopt the restated Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, dated March 2013, as proposed by the Board of Directors. Your vote will be recorded if you returned the proxy card you received with your election ballot to IAC headquarters by October 18. - Jim Ward, IAC Secretary

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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