International Aerobatic Club Hall of Fame

2020 Inductee

Verne Jobst, EAA Lifetime 37653

Verne JobstIn 1970, Verne was one of the first members of IAC having joined shortly after the club’s formation. He was the editor of Sport Aerobatics magazine when it was first published in 1971, and took over as the organization’s second president in 1973. During his five years in office, the IAC’s chapter network expanded, the contest schedule bloomed, and the membership grew.

Verne was an active competition pilot in the Advanced category flying a Pitts Special S-1S, and in 1971, he sat down with Bob Davis and Mike Heuer to create the rules for IAC’s Achievement Awards program. The program recognizes pilots for their aerobatic skills, both outside and within competition. Today, pilots who have been awarded the achievement award patches, pins, and decals number in the thousands.

After leaving the presidency in 1978, Verne continued on the IAC board of directors and also joined the EAA board where he served for many years. Additionally, he headed up the air show operation at EAA AirVenture for 33 years and was always on hand to fly museum aircraft. Verne is a retired United Airlines pilot, is married to Shari, who is a partner in much of his aviation activities and work, and lives in McHenry, Illinois.

Previous Inductees

2015
Sean D. Tucker
2014
Sammy Mason
2006
Gene Soucy
2005
Patty Wagstaff
2004
Dorothy Hester
Betty Stewart
2003
Don Taylor
2002
Bob Davis
Bill Thomas
2001
Mike Heuer
2000
Gene Beggs
1999
Henry Haigh
1998
Bill Barber
Rod Jocelyn
Harold Neumann
Tom Poberezny
J.G. "Tex" Rankin
1997
None
1996
None
1995
None
1994
None
1993
Clint McHenry
Neil Williams
1992
None
1991
Mary Gaffaney
Leo Loudenslager
1990
Lincoln Beachey
Bob Herendeen
Charlie Hillard
Art Scholl
1989
Bob Heuer
Bevo Howard
Harold Krier
1988
Marion Cole
Mike Murphy
Betty Skelton Frankman
1987
Jose Aresti
Duane Cole
Curtis Pitts
Frank Price
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