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.
At the 2013 Fall IAC board meeting the IAC34 proposal was accepted to host the championship title, the IAC Open East Champion. Each year two regional contests are granted sanction for an IAC Open Champion title to the winner of each category flown. One contest is held in the East, one in the West. The IAC Open West Championship will be hosted by IAC 26, Delano CA.
Visit our Contest page for more information about the Ohio Aerobatic Open in June 2014!
1994 intermediate Competitors at the Ohio Aerobatic Open at Bolton Field, Columbus OH
Left to Right; Lloyd Sutter, Russ Sheets, Laura Lehtola, Ken Hadden, Bruce ?, Curt Arnspiger, Jim Pebbles, Brian Howard, Damon Wack, Dan Wilson.
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!