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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: ICAS & Aerobatic Cometency Cards


Thread: [Acro] Re: ICAS & Aerobatic Cometency Cards

Message: [Acro] Re: ICAS & Aerobatic Cometency Cards

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From: Cudahy at

Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 22:17:40 UTC



You are misinformed in a number of areas. You assert several times in your 
message that it takes 10 minutes to process a Statement of Aerobatic 
Competency. On a problem-free application (and there are precious few of 
those), you are off by four or five hundred percent.  Your assertion that 
ICAS "sits on" an ACE application for 30 days is simply not true. Our rush 
charge was implemented as a tool to prevent pilots from calling us on 
Wednesday and demanding a new card to fly in a show that weekend. Our typical 
turnaround time is five or six business days. Not sure what kind of extensive 
research you conducted to determine that the average ACE charges $150. This 
is also not true and not supported by the dozens of conversations that I've 
had with ACEs over the last five years. Dave, before you spend too much time 
encouraging revolt, it might make sense for you to call the ICAS office and 
actually talk with somebody about this situation you feel so strongly about.  

John Cudahy
International Council of Air Shows


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