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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Organization Name Change


Thread: [Acro] Re: Organization Name Change

Message: [Acro] Re: Organization Name Change

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From: "Brent Rogers" <1brogers at>

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 04:30:25 UTC


  Just for the record.........

I view the value of the IAC (or whatever) as the same regardless of the name. 

But practically speaking, not being IN the USA, belonging to the INTERNATIONAL Aerobatic Club has a more global impact than belonging to the US Aerobatic Club. IF there was an International Owner's and Pilots Association I would prefer that name to AOPA but the latter still has good value. 

My two cents (1.26 cents US) worth. Life will go on. 

Brent Rogers.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "miki golan" <mg at>
To: "acro" <acro at>
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 7:57 PM
Subject: [Acro] Re: Organization Name Change

> Vote no!
> As a non-US person, I think the change of the name right after
> the Sep 11 attack has a fasict tone to it. How else do you 
> describe "converting" me, during my membership, into an American?!
> At the very least, We should have been offered, in writing, to have
> our membership fees returned after a name change. Of course, since 
> Americans often feel they are the best, alway "do the right thing" (yes
> I've seen the movie), and that "everyone would like to be an American", 
> they often fail to see the trouble some may have with 
> something like this. I also really love Lisa Wegener's reassuring 
> letter - I will still be allowed to read the magazine if I pay the fees!
> How patronizing. And American.
> I've been educated in the US for over 6 years, so I am more than
> familiar with the US and its people. For the most part - I love them.
> But the usage of the American flag and the USA "trademark" since
> Sep 11 has had fasict tones to it. 
> Flame suit (And chute) fully on.
> --Michael Golan
>   TelAviv, Israel.
> Mal Beard wrote:
> > 
> > I just wonder what all of the other overseas non US members think of this
> > sudden change. Personally I was quiet happy with the original name
> >


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