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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: BenEllis at

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 06:58:46 UTC


  Don et al,
I certainly think that you're right about International competitions being a 
greater motivator than domestic affairs. Over here in Europe, we generally 
get what CIVA call a Continental Championship in the years in between World 
Champs in all 3 categories (Unlimited Power, Advanced Power and Glider). 
We're sending teams from Britain to the European Unlimited Power champs in 
Lithuania, the European Glider champs in Germany as well as the World 
Advanced in Slovenia. I'm sure that this helps keep winning countries such as 
Russia and France focussed and gives us an aiming point every year. It also 
helps us to keep fresh on the judging front (one British judge is selected as 
Chief Judge in Lithuania, we're sending a judging team to Germany) and of 
course we get the opportunity to influence International aerobatics through 
the presence of other personalities.  I'd have thought that if small 
countries like Lithuania and Slovenia (wonderful place, excellent 
organisation!) can put on a competition, surely someone somewhere between 
Tierra del Fuego and the Bering Straits could get something together every 
other year. 
Ben Ellis
IAC (still!) #24731
British Aerobatic Association


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