Update: Midwest Collegiate Challenge Cancelled

April 7th, 2014

The Collegiate Challenge set for 25-27 April at Seward Nebraska Airport has been cancelled.

Unfortunately, the late snows and cold in the upper Midwest have not allowed enough practice time for most to compete and airplanes are still hangared.

In its place, MAC80 will will host a Play Day/Judging Practice Day on Saturday 26 April starting at noon if the day is good to fly and will roll out the grill for hotdogs and more.

The Midwest Aerobatic Championships 5 category contest is still on for June 20 through 22.


MAC80 Judges School Information

April 3rd, 2014

For those interested in attending the Judges School in Lincoln, NE on April 12 and 13, please consider downloading the following documents.

  1. Introduction to Aerobatic Judging Handout (pdf)
  2. JUDGE LOG (pdf)
  3. Regional Judge Exam and Answer Sheet (pdf)
  4. LNK 2014 Judges School (.doc)

Lynn Bowes has indicated that attendees may use laptops iPads/tablets during the course, or may print off hard copies and bring them to class if preferred.

A limited number of copies of these handouts will be available for those who do not have the ability to download or bring a laptop.



Chapter 119 Fly-in

April 1st, 2014

IAC Chapter 119 in Wichita is hosting its annual fly-in lunch on April 19th at Stearman Field (1K1).

Free food and beverages to all that attend.  The cooking will start just before noon, with some flying lunch.

Chime in if you plan on attending.


Meeting Reminder Monday March 24th

March 21st, 2014

Hello everyone. Just a reminder about our IAC15 meeting coming up Monday the 24th of March; 7pm at Signature Flight Support FBO. There are several items on the agenda this month: Paul Holland, the IXD tower chief, will attend our meeting and give a presentation on ATC procedures, considerations and concerns associated with our aerobatic box over the airport; we’ll discuss preliminary organizational items with CD, Greg Shetterly concerning the Barnstormer contest in September and lastly discuss our first play day of the year planned for Saturday, April 5th. We plan to open the box over KIXD at 9am and invite flyers from surrounding chapters (ICT119 & LNK80) to join us. Along with the play day event on April 5th, we’d like to invite all our chapter members and friends (flyers & non-flyers) to join us at High Noon for a Lunch gathering at Austins Restruante in Gardner Ks. So put those dates on your calendars & see Monday

John Wittenborn


KRCM Pancake Brunch

March 3rd, 2014

The Aviation Student Government at the University of Central Missouri, along with the airport manager at Skyhaven Airport (KRCM) will start hosting a weekly brunch in the airport terminal building.

Every Saturday morning from 9am to noon through the end of April, they will have a brunch with unlimited pancakes, sides and coffee for $5.

All of the proceeds will go into a scholarship for pilots in training at the University of Central Missouri.

For more information, call Rich Campbell at  (636)544-6783 or call the terminal building at (660)543-4921.


See the attached brochure:   KRCM Pancake Brunch (pdf)



February 2014 Newsletter

February 26th, 2014

IAC #15 Meeting February 24th 2014

February 20th, 2014

Just a note to remind everyone of the KC IAC #15 meeting this next Monday, February 24th, 2014 at Signature Flight Support FBO on the West side of New Century Airport (KIXD) at 7pm.

To bring everyone up-to-date on chapter events and issues:

1. Our January 27th meeting was well attended. We addressed several major issues and nailed down some important dates for activities in the coming year. A couple of changes have been made: a) the chapter #15 monthly meeting will be held on the 4th Monday of each month at Signature Flight Support at IXD; b)The annual chapter dues have been increased to $30.

2. In addition to the chapter Christmas party held in December, the chapter will sponsor a “Spring Fling” gathering. Roy and Jan Thorton have kindly volunteered to host that event at their home. The tentative date is Saturday, May 3rd. More information on that event will follow.

3. The chapter discussed play days and hangar parties. Beginning in April we elected to open the aerobatic box and to host a play day at KIXD on the 1st Saturday of each month. An occasional hangar party will follow the flying activities. I’ll send out an RSVP prior to determine interest and participation. Again, those dates are flexible.

4. KC Chapter #15 will host the Harold Newman Barnstormer Contest on September 6th-7th with practice and registration days prior. Greg Shetterly has, once again volunteered to be the contest director. Again more information will follow.

5. The Lincoln Nebraska chapter and Lynn Bowes will be hosting a judges school April 12th-13th. John Morrissey will preside. We encourage each of you to consider attending that event.

That’s all for now. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Monday.

John Wittenborn


January 25th, 2014

Hello everyone; just a reminder of the up-coming IAC15 meeting, Monday night, 27 January; 7:00pm @ IXD at the Signature FBO building, 2nd floor conference room. We’ll meet to set dates for the 2014 Barnstormer Contest, play days and other chapter events throughout the year. Hope to see you all Monday.

John Wittenborn


Chapter 15 Meeting Date Change

January 3rd, 2014

I hope everyone had a delightful and safe Christmas and New Year holiday.

I like to announce a couple of changes:
1. our chapter 15 meeting schedule will move to the 4th Monday of each month; 7 pm; 2nd floor conference room at the Signature FBO on the West side of New Century airport;
2. Chapter Dues will go to $30 and be due the 1st of the year.
I invite everyone to attend our first meeting on the 27th of January at 7pm. We will do some strategic planning to set dates and times for chapter events; contest & play-days and hangar parties throughout the year.

See you at the Meeting

John Wittenborn


New Leadership for 2014

December 16th, 2013

The votes were counted at the November meeting, and the Chapter has a new President for 2014.

John Wittenborn has agreed to take over as President of Chapter 15, and the rest of the elected position holders have agreed to maintain their current roles into the new year.

As the President of IAC 15 for a number of years, I’d like to say thank you for all your support for the club and your dedication to aerobatics and flying in general.  An organization like ours is nothing without dedicated members and volunteers who strive for common goals of aviation safety, education, camaraderie, and entertainment.

While a growing family has placed new demands for my time, I will still be an active member in the club and will continue to support the growth of our chapter.

On behalf of IAC Chapter 15, I wish you a Merry Christmas, a prosperous new year, and many blue skies.

Grant Wittenborn

IAC Chapter 15 Leadership for 2014

  • President: John Wittenborn
  • Vice President: Brenda Lea
  • Treasurer: Lee Crites
  • Secretary: Dave Maine
  • Newsletter Editor: Nan Funkhouser
  • Web Editor: Paul Thomson
  • Young Eagles Coordinator: Brenda Lea
  • Membership Chair: John Ostmeyer
  • Member at Large: Grant Wittenborn