2011 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships.
The US National Aerobatic Championships is coming up in less than three weeks, at the North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI) in Sherman/Denison TX from September 25th to September 30th, with October 1st as a rain date.
Pre-registration is available through Wednesday, Sept. 21, and on-site registration opens Saturday, Sept. 24. You must pre-register in order to reserve a practice slot on Saturday or Sunday; there are still some slots left but they're going fast. Go to www.iac.org, select U.S. Nationals, and follow the links to Registration. I count 73 pilots pre-registered so far; this is going to be a great contest!
At the IAC Board of Directors' spring 2011 meeting, the board voted to make two changes to Section 503 of the Policy and Procedures manual. Section 503 deals specifically with the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships, it's available on the Members page of www.iac.org, and Policy and Procedures Section 503 2011 Rev. 27 is now posted. The changes are:
Sect. 503 2. c. 1) "Individual Flight Medals are not restricted." This means that non-U.S. citizens are eligible for individual flight medals.
Sect. 503 2. d. 2) "The order of flight programs for each category will be scheduled in the following order:
c) Unknown (Unknown 1 for Team Selection Categories)
d) Unknown II (U.S. Team selection and Glider Unlimited categories only)
e) The Unlimited 4-Minute Freestyle Program...."
This P&P section formerly showed the schedule as Known, Unknown, Free, Unknown II, Unlimited 4-Minute Freestyle. The change is simply to bring the P&P into agreement with the schedule that has actually been used for many years.
See you at Nationals!
Doug Sowder, Vice President, IAC
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