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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC] CoTA 2000


Thread: [IAC] CoTA 2000

Message: Re: [IAC] CoTA 2000

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From: Kathron at

Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 16:04:08 UTC


  In a message dated 3/31/00 4:45:17 AM US Mountain Standard Time, 
Aerobatika at AOL.COM writes:

<< Got a question... Now that CoTA (Contest of THE Arizonans) is almost done, 
 what did it do to enhance the state of competative aerobatics in North 
 America. The fact that most of us northern folks are just now unbundling our 
 aircraft from their winter sleep and the IAC championships are already in 
 books....leaves me with nothing to shoot for the whole rest of the year that 
 relates to IAC the National organization. >>

Speaking as one very tired CoTA volunteer, I think this contest definitely 
has done quite a bit to "enhance the state of competitive aerobatics in North 

For the competitors, it 
1. gave them a chance to compete against more pilots;
2. gave them a chance to compete at a national contest where they ordinarily 
would not have been able to attend because it was closer.

For the host chapter, it 
1. gave us the ability to build up our treasury significantly;
2. gave us the opportunity to show off our weather and facilities;
3. helped us to learn, learn, learn.

For everyone involved, it gave us the opportunity to meet IAC Officers & 
Board members that we normally only speak w/ on the telephone or by e-mail. 

So, for all of you who are upset that the contest wasn't held at Fond du Lac 
or at least in the East or Midwest, I can only recommend that you encourage 
your chapter to bid for it next year. We had fun, & the work was worth it. 
Moving it around eliminates weather as a factor when deciding if you can 

For all who did attend, thank you VERY much for coming. We all hope you had a 
good time. 

Kathy Straub
Phx Aerobatic Club
CotA Registrar


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