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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Attention Unlimited Glider Pilots


Thread: [Acro] Re: Attention Unlimited Glider Pilots

Message: [Acro] Re: Attention Unlimited Glider Pilots

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From: "Philipp Hilker" <philipp at>

Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 09:33:56 UTC


  One week before the contest it seems a kind of late to change your free,
especially since the CIVA also introduced the 10 figure bonus system, which
gives you an 6.5% advantage if you use just 10 instead of 13 figures, but
which takes quite some brain twisting to apply into a flyable free.

By the way, on my website I published the Q's and unkown's for
Intermediate and Unlimited glider championships on german state level for
this year.  Some time in the next weeks, I'll publish the free's of the

Good Luck for everybody at the nationals!!!

Mit Hals- und Beinbruch

Philipp Hilker

Lo-100 D-7163
Pitts S2a D-EXPH (ex N80007)
Jodel D117a D-EACI

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Howard" <BK at>
To: "John Lumley" <jckllum at>; "Kim Reniska" <reniska at>;
"Charles Kalko" <papayak at>; "Ray Rose" <raymond_rose at>; "Jim
Bocek" <James28 at>; "Tom Rhodes" <tom at>; "Walter
Parrasch" <wparrasch at>; <acro at>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 6:44 PM
Subject: [Acro] Attention Unlimited Glider Pilots

> To all Unlimited Glider pilots:
> It has come to my attention this past week that many of you have not read
> your 2001 IAC "Official Contest Rules" book!  :-)  The maximum Total
> K for your Free program (BEFORE Positioning K) is 220, NOT 210. Reference
> Table 6.1.2, page 6.2. The problem was further exacerbated because the
> Glider Free Tester add-on in the Aresti5 software was not updated this
> to the 220K number. Software or not, the responsibility is still yours to
> stay current on the rules.
> There is nothing illegal about submitting a 210K Free at the U.S.
> (or any other contest), but by doing so you are giving up 100 potential
> points before even connecting the tow rope. If you do change your Free,
> don't forget to have it approved and signed by a judge on the CURRENT
> judges' list.
> See you at the Nationals!
> Brian Howard
> Chairman, IAC Rules Committee


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