It is with great sorrow that we, the IMAC Board of Directors, must inform you that Mike Karnes passed away January 1st 2021, due to complications related to COVID-19. He had been fighting the disease at home and was in the hospital for last week and a half. Mike was extremely dedicated to IMAC, serving as the President for the last 6 years, and as North Central Regional Director for many years prior to that. Mike served on the Sequence Committee, and for the past several years has been the IMAC Librarian, ensuring all contests had Unknowns delivered, and keeping the Sequence committee running. He was the Contest Director for the Scale Aerobatics Nationals for 6 years until 2016, and for the 2018 Worlds. His love and passion for IMAC seemed endless in his dedication to furthering the sport of Scale Aerobatics. His leadership helped carry IMAC from a North American focused organization, to a truly International organization.
We do not have any information yet regarding arrangements for him, but as soon as we find out anything, we will pass it on. We are asking everyone to keep his widow, Jo Ann, and children in your thoughts and prayers.
If you would like to donate to Jo Ann and help with these tough times. You can do so here.
The Mike Karnes Memorial GoFundMe
Scale aerobatics is aerobatic operation of a radio controlled scale model of full-sized aerobatic competition plane.
We can assume that you are tired of flying in circles, practicing your landings, etc. and looking for a new R/C challenge…and you are in luck!
The International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) is an organization dedicated to competitive sport of radio controlled Scale Aerobatic competition.