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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Proposed Knowns Available


Thread: [Acro] Re: Proposed Knowns Available

Message: [Acro] Re: Proposed Knowns Available

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From: "Gregory Dinning" <gdinning at>

Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 03:10:40 UTC


  The primary category, when you read the related rules change proposal, is
pretty interesting, and they deserve a lot of credit for sticking their
necks out to try it.  I think it'll need some proactive PR to draw the
oldtimey and warbird crowds in, though.

I'd say the sportsman seems about on target, and in keeping with the
guidelines I've always heard.  Like Mr. Howard says, want more, do a free.
I haven't noticed a creep down in Sportsman since  where I came in 5 years
ago.  As an occasional beginning akro instructor, I'm way more likely to
encourage less-than-fanatic novices with this sequence than last year's.
Back to the worn-out question of whether that's desired by the community or

Intermediate does seem a bit light, but I'm sure they can fix that easy

Greg Dinning

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Peterson" <autotech at>
To: <acro at>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 6:31 PM
Subject: [Acro] Re: Proposed Knowns Available

> How many of you will take a look at the proposed sportsman and
> knowns?  I did, and am saddened.
> There appears to be a conscious or unconscious intent to lower our
> standards to the point where everybody can enter, and everybody can win
> everybody gets a first prize cuz we wouldn't want to hurt our members'
> esteem, now would we?   Geeeez.
> When I first flew sportsman about a decade ago (not that long), it had
snaps in
> it and a 2/4 on an ascending 45.  The proposed intermediate is very close
to the
> same difficulty, adding only a roll on an ascending 45, and the 2 quarter
> (one up, one down), but deleting the 2/4 on the up-45.  Is this where we
want to
> go with the category that should the intermediary step between sportsman
> advanced?  It is nothing more than sportsman+ at the current level.
> Don P.


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