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The 2009 United States National Aerobatic Championships

North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI), Sherman/Denison, Texas

Sunday, September 20 - Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thank you Laurie Zaleski and Carol Brinker

Laurie Zalesky by Kevin CampbellPhotographer Laurie ZaleskiLaurie Zaleski by Douglas Lovell

Carol Brinker by Douglas LovellLast to packCarol entering scores

Four Minute Free's

 I now have both Zak Heffley's four minute and Paul Jennings glider four minute up loaded to YOUTUBE!  Just go to the web site and then search Zak or Pauls name and you'll get the video.  Plus here's the link but I've had people tell me there are problems so check it out either way... I'm not Doug Lovell with a computer genious mind!   Soups!

It's a wrap

Thank you all very much for a great contest.

From myself and all of the volunteers, we wish you safe travels and look forward to the next contest.

Very best,


Heffley wins Four Minute Free

Congratulate Zach Heffley for first place showing in the Four Minute Free.  Debby Rihn-Harvey was second, Wyche Coleman III third.  Paul Jennings made a beautiful glider flight that took a standing ovation at the banquet.

United States Advanced World Team

The 2010 United States Advanced World team, selected at the 2009 U.S. Nationals, is:

Reinaldo Beyer, Craig Dobesh, Ben Freelove, Bob Freeman, Mike Gallaway, Robbie Gibbs, Malcolm Pond, and Doug Sowder; with alternates Kelly Adams and Brian Taylor.

Congratulate and remember to support your United States Aerobatic Team.

Friday Schedule

We have flown the Advanced Team Unknown and the Four Minute Free.  Preliminary results are posted. We are getting a third flight for Sportsman and Primary.

Friday Schedule

Schedule for Friday:

  • 7am Advanced, Sportsman, and Primary Briefing
  • 8am Advanced Team Unknown program
  • 11am Sportsman Free II, Primary Flight III
  • Noon 2010 Advanced Team photo shoot
  • 2pm Unlimited 4min Free briefing
  • 3pm Unlimited 4min Free
  • 4pm Contest clean-up. Pack it up and shut it down.
  • 7pm IAC Annual Awards Banquet at Denison Country Club

We need everyone's help to clean up quickly after flying.

Unlimited National Champion

Debby Rihn-Harvey, 2009 US Unlimited Champion

Congratulate Debby Rihn-Harvey, 2009 United States Unlimited National Champion with 9578 points, 80.5% of possible.  Second is Jeff Boerboon with 9537 points.  Zach Heffley is third with 9422.

Eagle Sport Aviation Club

Two weeks ago the members from Eagle Sport Aviation Club, students / instructors at Embry Riddle U decided to make a showing at the Nationals in the Sportsman glider category.

End of Day Thursday

We're finishing up Intermediate now.  Tonight is the Library party... Daddy, I'm going to the library...  If you can't join us, maybe enjoy the photo albums we've been posting for you.