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Who are we?

We are an active group of aviation enthusiasts from Minnesota with members in Iowa, Wisconsin, and North & South Dakota who share a special love for the challenging and exhilarating sport of aerobatic flying. We were originally formed in 1978, hence the "78" chapter number. Our club is part of the International Aerobatics Club, a division of the Experimental Aircraft Association. You don't have to compete in aerobatics (or fly) to be a member. For more information, browse these pages and feel free to contact our Chapter President at president at iac78 dot org

What do we do?

Chapter 78's chief objective is to promote safer flying through aerobatic flight.

Chapter 78 administers the Douglas Yost Aerobatic Scholarship. It is presented annually from an endowment established in memory of Douglas Yost by the Yost family. The purpose of this scholarship grant is to promote air safety through aerobatics training.

Chapter 78 has sponsored the Doug Yost Challenge Aerobatic Competition for more than 16 years. The annual contest draws competition pilots from all over the Midwest and across the nation and will be held this year in Spencer, Iowa. This is a unique opportunity to see aerobatic competition pilots and planes.

Keep informed

Stay in touch with the latest news and events by signing on with our Yahoo email group. It's a pretty low traffic group - no need to worry about getting flooded with emails.

Join or renew

Chapter Dues are $25/individual, and $35/family.

Send an email to our Treasurer, Mrs. Kris Pichelman at kpichelman@mac.com. You don't have to be a pilot

Existing members can renew via Paypal below:

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