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Thread: [Acro] Re: IAC rules amok?? -- just another r ...

Message: [Acro] Re: IAC rules amok?? -- just another real world solution

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From: John Cornwell <jwcornwell at>

Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 13:23:03 UTC


We did pretty much the same thing at the Long Island contest.  In order to fly
without a safety pilot, you needed prior competition experience in the
category in which you were entered.  If not, then you had a personal interview
with the chief judge who reviewed your aerobatic training and determined your
contest eligibility.  The reason was a special provision of the contest waiver
requiring the holder of the waiver (an individual and not the chapter) to
determine that each competitor was "competent" to perform aerobatics.  This
provision appears to be at odds with the PIC responsibilities section of the
FARs, and is nothing more than extreme CYA by the FAA, but we had to live with

Kurt Otto Haukohl <BlackEagle540 at> wrote:
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NOTE: although we will be flying the new IAC Primary category and are 
strong and enthusiastic supporters of grassroots aerobatics, we feel that 
your safety is paramount. Many aerobatic maneuvers may result in unintended 
spins, even though a given aircraft may not be certificated for intentional 
spins. So, in the interest of safety, and at the request of the Chapter 69 
Board of Directors, we have applied for the following supplemental contest 
rule: Any competitor who wishes to fly in the Primary category (in which a 
spin is not required) must either: 1) provide evidence of prior aerobatic 
(not CFI) spin training, 2) have flown before in an IAC competition flight 
requiring a spin (such as Basic), or 3) be willing to fly with a safety 
pilot at the 2002 CopperState contest. If you have any questions regarding 
this policy, or want to inquire about arranging for a safety pilot, please 
contact the CD with your details and questions as soon as possible. Thank 
you for your understanding!


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