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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC] IAC Chapter 88, 1998 Event Update


Thread: [IAC] IAC Chapter 88, 1998 Event Update

Message: [IAC] IAC Chapter 88, 1998 Event Update

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From: Anna Wood & Len Rulason <awood at>

Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 05:22:23 UTC


  Well folks, no sooner than I post our chapters 1998 event calendar, do I
need to make updates to it.

This year, at our Michigan Aerobatic Championship, we are going to honor
one of our long time chapter members. 1998 will be the tenth anniversary
of Henry Haigh winning the title of 1988 World Aerobatic Champion. In
honor of that achievement our 1998 contest will also be known as The
Henry Haigh Challenge. Henry was honored this year by being inducted to
the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held
November 1, 1997 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The CAN-AM Aerobatic Championship, is not going to be held Labor Day
Weekend. With the US Nationals starting on Sept 7th and most of the
chapters pilots wishing to participate in the Nationals, we are going to
have to come up with a new date. Will post as soon as we have it figured
out. The chapter also wishes to remember one of our friends at the 1998
CAN-AM Championships. The contest will be held in memory of Larry Weeks.
Larry was a major force in Aerobatics Canada and the creation of the
CAN-AM Championship. He was killed this past year in a non-aerobatic
aircraft mishap.

Something new we are going to be doing this year before our chapter
meetings is a IAC Red Book / Judging Review Session. Guy Juntunen will
be leading the discussion. The goal is to provide a forum for review and
discussion of the finer points of judging and flying the figures. The
first session was held at our November meeting and was well received.
Our next session will be before our January meeting.

Please join us at one of our events,

Anna Wood
Internet Communications
IAC Chapter 88


January 17:
9:00 am: IAC Red Book / Judging Review Session
10:00 am: Monthly Chapter Meeting
Livingston County Airport, Terminal Building
Howell, Michigan

May 2-3, 1998:
Judges School
"Introduction to Aerobatic Judging"
Instructor: Brian Howard
Contact: David McKenzie, 517-545-8888
McKenzie's Landing, Howell, Michigan

July 3-6, 1998:
Michigan Aerobatic Championship
The Henry Haigh Challenge
Contest Director: Greg Panzl, 517-467-7185
Jackson County Airport, Jackson, Michigan

Contest Date To Be Determined:
CAN-AM Aerobatic Championship
The Larry Weeks Memorial
Contest Director: David McKenzie, 517-545-8888
James Clements Airport, Bay City, Michigan


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