I currently serve you as the IAC Membership Chair, as a member of the board of Directors, and on the IAC's government liaison team. I now ask for your support as I seek the position of IAC President.Vote Today!
I have the time and enthusiasm needed to be an effective leader. I will communicate respectfully with all IAC partners and volunteers on your behalf. I will listen to concerns and apply myself to find real solutions.
As IAC President, I will renew our relationship with our partners at the EAA. I will fight for your aerobatic rights in meetings with the FAA. I will fulfill the IAC's mission of promoting the fair, safe, joyful celebration of aerobatic flight in all its forms. I will bring the IAC into the digital age at long last by improving the IAC website and social media offerings.
I am an active competitor with 14 first place Unlimited wins and 40 IAC competitions total. I am a two-time member of the US Unlimited Aerobatic team: in 2017 in Malelane, South Africa, and in 2019 in Chateauroux, France. I've placed second in the nationals in the four minute free and 6th at the world level.
I am a national judge, a judge school instructor, a member of the rule book committee, and the lead of the rule book refactoring team which last year trimmed the rule book to just over a third of its original volume, from 269 pages to 96.
I am the owner of Knife Edge Software, the makers of the RealFlight simulator. We also make Acro FS, a free to play flight simulator for aerobatic enthusiasts with Virtual Reality support. My R/C industry experience of over 25 years and the many contacts I've developed there allow me to champion the sport of aerobatics from all angles including model aviation.
I am a nationally active airshow pilot with a surface level waiver.
I am a coach and mentor to hundreds of aspiring aerobatic pilots both in real life and via my youtube channel. I am a vocal proponent of aerobatics at all levels and disciplines, from "grassroots" to Unlimited, from sailplanes to power, from beginner to professional. I believe strongly that aerobatics is for everyone.
I give regular talks on aerobatics at EAA chapters, at Airventure, and via the EAA webinars program. I also write articles for EAA's Sport Aviation and the IAC's Sport Aerobatics magazine. I try to contribute 2 or 3 pieces of new content on aerobatics each month to various outlets.