Ozark County resident Sean Sweeney, pictured at left in his DR-107 airplane, hosted a practice-and-critiquing event for 20 International Aerobatic Club members May 12 at West Plains Regional Airport in Pomona in preparation for the 2018 competition circuit. Six pilots flew in from around Missouri and surrounding states for the event. The group will meet again in Salem, Illinois, in early June for the first contest in a series that prepares contestants to find a place on national as well as international IAC teams. For more information about the IAC, visit iac.org or call 866-375-3483. Sweeney and his wife, Cleta, own The Concrete Works near Souder.