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Jim BourkeJim Bourke
Jim was elected president of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC), a division of the Experimental Aircraft Association, in July of 2020. IAC is dedicated to the safety and promotion of aerobatic flight.
He is the second-ranked freestyle aerobatic pilot in the U.S. and sixth-ranked in the world. Jim is a member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team and represented the United States at the world aerobatic championships in 2017 and 2019. He flies a variety of aerobatic aircraft in competition and at select air shows throughout the nation.
Along with his flying activities, Bourke founded RCGroups.com, a website for enthusiasts of radio controlled aircraft and is the owner of Knife Edge Software, makers of flight simulation products including RealFlight simulator.
He currently resides in Corvallis, Oregon.