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Roy Thorton

September 29th, 2017
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I am sorry to report the passing, on September 25th, of Roy Thorton. Roy was a great supporter of our sport and particularly the Kansas City Aerobatic Club. He was a wonderful inspiration and mentor to all who knew him. Roy’s obituary can be found in the September 28th edition of the Kansas City Star and on the McGilley Funeral Home website. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife, Jan and family.

Below is a short letter from Roy’s wife, Jan.

John Wittenborn, Kansas City Aerobatic Club

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you of Roy’s passing on Sunday, the 25th of September, at St. Joseph Hospital. He fought a short but critical battle with congestive heart failure for the last couple of months but he was not able to overcome the odds against him. He passed quietly Sunday afternoon.

The obituary will be in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, September 28th. The visitation will be on Saturday, September 30th at 1:00 p.m. at McGilley’s Funeral Home followed by the service at 2:00. There will be a graveside service at Mt. Moriah Cemetery following the visitation and service and a reception at McGilley’s Funeral Home following the graveside service. There will be plenty of food and everyone is invited. Roy loved a good time with his friends and family and we hope to visit with as many of you as possible who can attend.

Love to you all,


Meeting Reminder

June 26th, 2017
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Just a quick note to remind you of the IAC15 meeting this evening, 7 pm at Signature Flight Support New Century Air Center. Looking forward to seeing you there

John Wittenborn, IAC 15


Upcoming Events

June 13th, 2017
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Hello everyone. A few notes about upcoming events this month. VAA Chapter 16 would like to invite IAC Chapter 15 to their annual fly-in this weekend on June 23-24, at the Gardner Municipal Airport (K34) in Gardner, KS. Friday, June 23rd will feature a pot-luck dinner and movies on the field. Saturday the 24th, enjoy breakfast from 08:00 – 10:00 am; pilots eat free. Burgers and dogs for lunch and a shrimp boil in the evening.
Sounds like a fun weekend for sure.

There will be an IAC15 chapter meeting June 26th at 7 pm at the Signature Flight Support FBO on the West side of New Century Air Center. We’ll get an update on everyone’s flying activities and ask for interest in using the aerobatic box in the future this Summer.

Plan to attend the meeting and we’ll see you there.

John Wittenborn, IAC15


Jim Forman

April 29th, 2017
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It is with great sadness that I report the passing yesterday, April 28th, of our long-time IAC and chapter 15 member, Jim Forman. Our prayers and condolences go out to the Forman family and friends.

Further information will be forthcoming.

John Wittenborn, IAC15 president


IAC15 Meeting March 27, 2017

March 25th, 2017
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Just a reminder of the IAC15 meeting this Monday, March 27, 2017; 7pm at Signature Flight Support on the West side of New Century Air Center. We’ll discuss future chapter play-days and events as well as reviewing the rules and procedures for flying in the aerobatic box over KIXD with tower chief Paul Holland in attendance.

Look forward to seeing everyone This Monday

John Wittenborn, IAC15 President


Test of the IAC15 Website

January 11th, 2017

Hello everyone. I’m sending this note to test the IAC15 website to see if the message gets to my in-box



Meeting Reminder

October 24th, 2016

Just a note to remind everyone of the IAC15 meeting tonight at 7pm; Signature Flight Support on the West side of the New Century Air Centur.

See you there

John Wittenborn,


Aerobatic Box

September 30th, 2016

Hello everyone. Due to lack of participants for flying in the box tomorrow, the aerobatic box over IXD will not be open.
I’d like to remind everyone of the Vintage Aircraft Association pancake breakfast at the Gardner airport at 09:30 tomorrow, Saturday October 1st. If you’re hungry tomorrow, or just looking for something to do, head over to K34 for some flapjacks or just a cup of coffee with some truly good people.

John Wittenborn, IAC #15


July Meeting Cancelled

July 21st, 2016

Hello everyone. Hope the Summer is going well for all. Just a note to let you know there will not be a Chapter 15 aerobatic club meeting next Monday, July 25th. For anyone who would like to fly in the aerobatic box over IXD the first Saturday, August 6th, please let me know by Monday August 1st.

John Wittenborn.


Meeting Reminder

June 25th, 2016

Hello everyone. There will be a IAC15 meeting Monday, June 27th at 19:00hrs at the Signature Flight Support FBO on the West side of New Century Air Center. Dave Maine will preside.

A new waiver for our aerobatic box over the New Century Airport (KIXD) has been approved this week. The aerobatic box will again be available for practice and play days. Please indicate your desire to fly in the box Saturday, July 2nd.

Best Regards:

John Wittenborn