ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: IAC rules amok?? -- just another r ...
[International Aerobatic Club] [Communications] [Aerobatics Images]
Disclaimer: These aerobatics pages are developed by individual IAC members and do not represent official IAC policy or opinion.
Thread: [Acro] Re: IAC rules amok?? -- just another r ...
Message: [Acro] Re: IAC rules amok?? -- just another real world solution
Follow-Up To: ACRO Email list (for List Members only)
From: Bob Scherer <bobscherer at home.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 13:50:34 UTC
Me thinks the current "implementation" does achieve both objectives. While promoting spin training for the pilot, it also allows aircraft prohibited from intentional spins to be used in the category. Let's leave the spin out of the sequence, but have the pilots spin capable. Bob Scherer -----Original Message----- From: Bruns5051J at aol.com [mailto:Bruns5051J at aol.com] Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 8:32 AM To: BlackEagle540 at musclebiplane.org; acro at gf24.de Subject: [Acro] Re: IAC rules amok?? -- just another real world solution 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