The dates for the 2008 Nationals are Sunday, September 21 through Saturday, September 27, 2008. This is a team selection year for the 2009 World Aerobatic Championships (WAC).
On-line registration, including practice slot reservation, is open through Tuesday, September 16. The deadline for Team Candidates to vote their choice of judges was Thursday, August 7.
On-site registration opens Saturday, September 20.
The contest will host competition for all categories in both power and glider classes. Power Unlimited registrants may optionally compete in the Unlimited Four Minute Free program.
Unlimited pilots may optionally declare their candidacy for the WAC US team.
Undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college, junior college, or vocational program-- such as an FAA-approved Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic program --receive discounted registration in Sportsman, and Intermediate power, and all glider categories.
- Primary category: $100
- Sportsman to Unlimited, non-team aspirants: $200
- Team aspirants: $350
- Students: $100
Each pilot will be allowed to select an available 10 minute practice slot on a first come first serve basis when registering for the National Championships. The pilot will be required to check in with the Box Master 20 minutes prior to using the allotted practice slot. Any practice slot not confirmed 20 minutes prior to use by the assigned pilot will be released to the Box Master for reassignment. Practice slots can not be traded from one pilot to another.
Rules for reassignment of practice slots will be available from the Box Master at the contest.
Glider pilots please select slots designated for gliders.
The scoring program that will be used at the 2008 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships is a CIVA scoring program named ACRO. This program uses the "Fair Play" system of scoring and requires the use of “Super Family” designation on each figure listed on an “A” Form.
Please have your sequence design software output the "Super Family" designations on the "A" Form. If you have a free that is already checked and signed, you must reprint it using the sequence design software and have it checked again. Find some further details here.
You are strongly encouraged to pre-register. Unlimited team aspirants who want to participate in judge selection must pre-register and pre-pay before August 7th. All participants must obtain a paid registration before getting a practice slot. Reservations for practice slots are first-come, first-serve. Your registration will include reservation of a practice slot.
The image below shows what you will see when you get to PayPal to pay your registration. You can use the circled link to pay without establishing a PayPal account, using a credit or debit card. PayPal will use your account information to forward a payment to IAC. IAC does not get your account information. All account information travels over secure, encrypted connections.