IAC Contest Documentation
Disclaimer: These IAC pages are developed by individual IAC
members and do not represent official IAC policy or opinion.
Aerobatic Contest Check List
- Two weeks before the contest:
(Ensure these items are current and will be current for the contest
date. These items take time to fix!!)
- Check parachute will be current.
- Check Insurance paperwork to ensure aircraft has 1 Million
liability coverage. Call Forest Agency if you need coverage at
- Check Aircraft will be in annual.
- Check that your Medical will be current.
- Check that your BFR will be current.
- Check that aircraft has functioning radio.
- Check that your Free forms (A, B, C) are approved and signed.
(This is for Intermediate, Advanced, and Unlimitted. Also applies to
Sportsman if you have worked up an alternative Free program.
Note that most Sportsman just fly the 'Known' for the free.)
- Motel Reservations made (as required). Ditto for rental car, unless
you are like me and just bum rides.
- Call the Contest Director for any special instructions.
- Take to contest:
- Pouch with:
- Aircraft Logbook with current annual inspection signoff
- Engine Logbook with current annual inspection signoff
- Proof of current Biennial Flight Review
- Proof of sufficient liability insurance
- Pilots license
- Current Pilot Medical
- Current IAC and EAA member cards.
- Checkbook ($$)
- Copies of your Free Style A,B,C (need 1 copy minimum) (take 7 A's,
and 14 B's and 14 C's, the numbers however vary for different
- Red rule book and Blue Aresti book (optional, good to verify Unknown's)
- Check Aircraft for ARROW documents:
- Airworthiness Certificate
- Registration Certificate
- Operating limitations
- Weight and Balance documents for your particular aircraft.
Generic weight and balance documents are not sufficient.
- Parachute (and current pack card)
- Navigation equipment (GPS, Loran, VOR, as appropriate) with
antenna and extra batteries (handheld) (as required)
- Hand-held comm radio (as required)
- Battery charger for hand-held (for aircraft without electrical system)
- Current navigational charts
- Helmet and headset
- Fuel filler hose (Pitts types) (optional)
- Oil filler spout (optional)
- Battery charger (for AC with battery but no generator)
- Fuel aircraft (as required) (Plan to end up at contest with
approx. amount of fuel you plan to fly acro with, but no less than
1/2 hours flying time, the legal FAA limit. The lower limit during
contests does NOT apply to your arrival).
- Misc. tools (screwdriver, etc)
- Sun Screen (can be very important when you are sitting out at the
- Hat or cap (ditto)
- $$ Money
- Shave kit
- Clothes (as needed)
- Camera and film (optional)
- Portable phone (optional)
- Weather/flight briefing (1-800-WXBRIEF, NOT optional)
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Last Update: Wed Oct 28 10:50:53 2009
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