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Aerobatic Competency

The Aerobatic Competency Evaluation program administered by the International Council of Air Shows provides the entire air show industry with a tool for periodically evaluating the aerobatic competence of air show pilots who perform aerobatics at U.S. and Canadian air shows. In a unique partnership between ICAS, Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration, the ACE program prescribes minimum standards, the rules and regulations by which evaluations are conducted, and the necessary qualifications for both evaluators and air show pilots. Upon being recommended by an individual ACE, pilots who successfully complete the ACE process are issued a Statement of Aerobatic Competency by either the FAA or Transport Canada.

The program is administered by a seven-member ACE Committee.

Click Here to apply for a new or renewed Statement of Aerobatic Competency Card.

ICAS Aerobatic Competency Evaluation Manual

Click here for more information and guidance documents.

Click here to find an ACE in your area.

Click here for a list of Waiver Holders.

International Council of Air Shows