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Aerobatic Forums Announced for AirVenture 2018

June 14, 2018 - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 will include a full roster of forums at the IAC’s Vicki Cruse Educational Pavilion. The forums are scheduled daily from Tuesday, July 24, through Friday, July 29, 2018, and run for approximately one hour and 15 minutes each. Special guest Dan Rihn will give a forum on Wednesday morning titled “The One Design DR-107: The Origins and Legacy,” as part of the type’s 25th anniversary celebration at AirVenture. Rihn will talk about the events leading up to designing a new aircraft to create a new class for the IAC. From these events the One Design was born — an aircraft that can be built for a relatively low cost and is capable of flying competition aerobatics.

Tuesday, July 24
8:30 a.m. - Allen Silver — Emergency Bailout Procedures & Survival Equipment for Pilots
10 a.m. - Bill Finagin — Spins and Recoveries from “Out of Control” Situations
11:30 a.m. - Dagmar Kress — Basic Elements of Aerobatics

Wednesday, July 25
8:30 a.m. - Jeff Granger — Seventeen Years of Extras
10 a.m. - Dan Rihn — One Design DR-107: The Origins and Legacy
11:30 a.m. - Philipp Steinbach — Building the Gamebird GB1
1 p.m. - Ben Anderson — The Yak-110 Build

Thursday, July 26
8:30 a.m. - Budd Davisson — Vintage Homebuilt Biplanes: Aerobatics on the Cheap or Financial Black Hole?
10 a.m. - Michael Church — Slow Flight, Stalls, and the FAA
11:30 a.m. - Michael Lents — Ready Pilot 1: Leveling up with Aerobatics
1 p.m. - Gordon Penner — Having Fun with Recreational Aerobatics

Friday, July 27
8:30 a.m. - Annual IAC Membership Meeting
10 a.m. - Aaron McCartan — Get Ready for the World! – U.S. Advanced Team
11:30 a.m. - Jim Bourke — Flight Simulations, New Technologies for Aerobatic Pilots
1 p.m. - Marian Harris and Ross Ferguson — Meet the Yak 52: Primary Aerobatics

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