This is the website of the Ohio Chapter of the International Aerobatic Club.
The chapter is celebrating our 40 year Anniversary in 2014! We are a group of aviation enthusiasts primarily in Ohio with some members scattered throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and beyond. We are all about friends, family and fun. You don't have to compete in aerobatics to be a member. We have many members that are interested in recreational aerobatics or who are non-pilots, but still enjoy and help in all our endeavors.
2014 Ohio Aerobatic One - IAC Open East Championship!
The 1900's were very dynamic years for the chapter with Interclub contests, Flight of Champions, volleyball contests and skiing trips. Membership reached 150 (current membership is 50). The annual aerobatic contest moved from London, OH to Bolton Field where it stayed from 1993-2003.
Photo: Ken & Barb Hadden (center - he in white hat and she in blue shirt) on the left next to Barb is Dick & Sue Packer.
Photo by John Keller
Why do aerobatics?? It is a good question. First, aerobatics are fun. Second, pilots trained in aerobatics are safer pilots because they have seen, and are comfortable with, all aspects of aircraft control, aircraft performance, and aircraft limitations. Also, as a result, the general aviation flying done by aerobatic pilots is smoother due to improved coordination and feel for the aircraft's controls. Aerobatic flying is precision flying, not "stunt" flying. It is done safely, at a high altitude, in an aircraft built to take the stress without breaking a sweat. From Mild to Wild… From Fun to Competition… IAC34 chapter meetings and events will expose you to a wide variety of aerobatic activity - Hope to see you soon!