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Message: [Acro] Re: IAC rules amok?? -- just another real world solution
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From: Bruns5051J at aol.com
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 13:36:16 UTC
This brings up another question. A couple years ago we seemed to be intent on increasing spin awareness, even to the point of making documented spin training mandatory for competitors. Now we've taken the spin, the cornerstone maneuver of aerobatic training, out of our entry-level sequence. I've heard the reason to eliminate the spin is to open our contests up to more pilots and airplanes, but this seems like we're lowering our standards of proficiency and safety for the wrong reasons. Perhaps the local chapters should poll their membership to determine if the majority of pilots feel we should put the mandatory spin back into the primary category. Then we could take the results of the poll to the IAC Board and ask them to reevaluate the ruling. Thanks, Bill Bruns