IAC Chapter 11 will host the James K Polk Open Invitational (formally known as the East Coast Aerobatic Contest) September 7-8, 2019 in Warrenton, VA KHWY


Registration: visit the IAC website to register for the contest.

Practice Friday September 6th: Once your have registered email to sign up for a practice slot. Practice Slot List

Thursday September 5th – unofficial practice for IAC chapter 11 members (join our chapter)



Friday September 8th all day  – Registration and practice practice list

Saturday – 8AM briefing. Knowns and Frees

Sunday – Finish knowns/frees, Unknowns. We will be done flying by early evening

First Time Competitors: Our contest is a GREAT first contest. If you are on the fence about flying a contest, come fly ours! We are super friendly and will make sure you know exactly what you need to do. We really pride ourselves on being welcoming and will make sure your first contest is an awesome experience.

Food: Friday- snacks all day, Friday Dinner, Sat lunch (sandwiches) and dinner, and Sunday Lunch will be provided. This is for competitors and volunteers only. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Hotels: Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn and Nuevo Inn and Suites in Warrenton VA (about a 20 min drive from the airport) all have airport rates

Rental Car: In the past, the airport FBO was able to work with Hertz to get cars to the airport, but unfortunately Hertz will no longer work with the FBO, so you will have to call the rental car company directly (hopefully they are still willing to deliver to the airport-we are trying to confirm this).

Hertz Manassas (703) 330-5638

Enterprise Warrenton (540) 341-2727

Hangar Space: We can not promise hangar space at the contest. We will try to find hangars to borrow but it is not guaranteed. Plan on your plane being out.

For any questions about the contest, email us at