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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: "Harley Carnes" <harley at>

Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 21:23:26 UTC


    We Northeasterners aren't upset that it happened in Arizona.  Heck,
Arizona's a great state.  Warm just about all the time.  We just hope you
can recognize that for most of us, the timing is entirely untenable, since
by definition most championships happen at the end of a sporting season, not
the beginning.  There are a few worthy examples.  AL, NL, NBA, NHL, NCAA,
High School, Grade School, Kindergarten.
    We're all really pleased that y'all had a great time, and that the local
chapter built up its treasury and all that.  We wish the same for every
chapter that holds a contest.  It's just that any contest held at the
beginning of a sporting season that calls itself a Championship just kinda
sounds wierd, that's all.
    Congratulations on having a great contest.

Harley Carnes

----- Original Message -----
From: <Kathron at>
To: <Aerobatika at>; <iac at>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [IAC] CoTA 2000

> 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
>  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
>  aircraft from their winter sleep and the IAC championships are already in
> the
>  books....leaves me with nothing to shoot for the whole rest of the year
>  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
> America."
> 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
> 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
> So, for all of you who are upset that the contest wasn't held at Fond du
> or at least in the East or Midwest, I can only recommend that you
> 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
> attend.
> For all who did attend, thank you VERY much for coming. We all hope you
had a
> good time.
> Sincerely,
> Kathy Straub
> Phx Aerobatic Club
> CotA Registrar


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