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We are the Denver-area chapter of the International Aerobatic Club, a division of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Our members come from all along the Front Range from Ft. Collins to Colorado Springs, as well as from neighboring states. RMAC's goal is safety above all else. We share a love of aerobatic flying, whether for personal enjoyment, the precise demands of competition, or working on the sidelines as judges and support personnel at contests. Our activities fall into three main categories:

  • Competition
  • Recreational flying, including critique and practice days
  • Group meetings and social events

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2017 Ben Lowell Aerial Confrontation - April 21-23 - USAFA

KEY PAPERWORK DEADLINE: March 6th! See details below.

Join us for the 2017 Ben Lowell Aerial Confrontation at the U.S. Air Force Academy, April 21-23 2017.

Special guest:

Danny Adams of Aviat Aircraft! For anyone who doesn't know, Danny is a genius mechanic at the Pitts factory. He'll be on hand to answer questions and help with any maintenance issues that come up. He's even been known to work on monoplanes when he runs out of stuff to do. ;-)

Schedule:

Thurs April 20: Field opens for competitor arrivals only -- no practice.
Fri April 21: Competitor arrivals, registration, tech inspections, practice sessions.
Sat April 22: 0700 Briefing (or as the Air Force calls it, "sleeping in"!). Contest flying from around 0830 to 1730. Banquet in the evening.
Sun April 23: 0700 Briefing, flying until mid-afternoon. Awards ceremony, cleanup, competitors depart.

Lodging:

We have reserved a block of 40 rooms at the Hampton Inn, 7245 Commerce Center Dr., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919. Click here to get our special rate, $92 for either a King or two double beds. This deal is good until March 31 or all the rooms are booked, whichever comes first.

Food:

Breakfasts: Hampton Inn guests will receive a boxed breakfast to-go on Saturday and Sunday.
Lunches: Competitors may purchase lunches for themselves and friends/family for Fri, Sat, and/or Sun at registration time. Cost is TBD, probably around $7 per meal.
Banquet: Competitors may purchase banquet tickets for themselves and friends/family at registration time. Cost is TBD, probably around $30 per attendee.

Fuel:

The base Aero Club will provide fuel at their pumps. Payment details are still being finalized, but they will likely take your credit card number at registration and tally your fill-ups over the weekend.

Hangar:

We will have free use of the mid-field hangar, which is enormous.

Paperwork:

The Air Force requires three forms in order to fly at their airfield (see attachments below), all of which must be received no later than March 6th:

  • DD2400, proof of insurance. One per aircraft. If you're sharing a plane just make sure that someone has taken care of this. This form must be filled out by your insurance broker. They should be familiar with it, so just call them up and ask them to send a copy to the address below.
  • DD2401, landing permit. One per aircraft. If you're sharing a plane, be it a rental or privately owned, just make sure that someone has taken care of this.
  • DD2402, hold harmless agreement. Every pilot needs to submit this form.

All three of these forms must be signed in blue ink or they will be rejected. Seriously. 

--> Please mail the completed DD2400, 2401, and 2402 forms to:

DJ Molny
2713 15th Ave.
Longmont, CO 80503

In addition, we'll need the following information for everyone who will be on-base -- all competitors, friends, and family -- no later than April 13th ("Entry Access List"):

  • Name as it appears on your driver's license
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver's License # or SSN (N/A for children under 18)
  • Friends and family members, please include the Competitor's name

You can mail the Entry Access List info to the Longmont address above, or email it to djmolny [at] gmail.com, or text it to 303-619-4814.

Final note: Please, please make sure your paperwork arrives by the deadlines. Missing information and late submissions cause a lot of headaches for the both the civilian and military contest organizers, and we can't guarantee that late requests will be approved.

Attachments: 

Volunteers need for Ft Morgan box marking party: Sun. 8/14

We've secured rights to practice in an area just west of the Ft Morgan airport, *and* to lay out semi-permanent box markers! Duncan Koerbel is spearheading this effort and could use a little more assistance to push the project over the finish line.

We need 3-4 more volunteers to meet up at the FMM airport ramp at 0800 on Sunday 14 August. And we need one more pickup truck.

If you can help out, RSVP to Duncan: duncindenver [at] gmail.com, 720-520-8442.

Thanks!!

Video Textbook of Competition Aerobatics by Granger and Penner

Jeff Granger and Gordon Penner of IAC Chapter 34 have worked with the Ward brothers to produce a series of videos titled “The Video Textbook of Competition Aerobatics.” Together, Gordon and Jeff explain foundational aerobatic maneuvers in the classroom and then take you into the cockpit of Jeff’s Extra 300L to see how it’s actually done. These are a great resource for new acro pilots, pilots and non-pilots interested in aerobatics, and even seasoned competitors who need a brush up on the basics. Let’s spread the word! Share them on social media, via email, show them to friends…what better way to grow our sport.  Here's the link.  The videos are on YouTube.

ttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6xMwktEnAL6eZJ15mKGw18E9Fj26C_9A

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