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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: IAC President's Resignation


Thread: [Acro] Re: IAC President's Resignation

Message: [Acro] Re: IAC President's Resignation

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From: "Ron Spencer" <splitimagewing at>

Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 23:37:27 UTC


  It is a sad day for IAC.  I for one thought Rob was doing a great job for
the sport and for IAC as a whole.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Dorsey" <rob at>
To: "Acro, Exploder" <acro at>
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 12:29 PM
Subject: [Acro] IAC President's Resignation

> Ladies and Gentlemen,
> As you know, I have not posted to this exploder for over a year and have
> asked the other officers of IAC to do likewise. The reason was not
> secrecy or a lack of desire to communicate but simply that this forum is
> unmonitored and has been a venue in the past for the most foul of
> trolls. I therefore did not have time to sort out the wheat from the
> e-chaff. I hope that you will understand. I am posting here, however,
> because recent events have brought me to a most painful decision.
> I have, this day, resigned as from the position of President of the
> International Aerobatic Club, effective immediately.
> I am afraid that, with all of my work to expand the horizons of IAC to
> meet your needs and to reach out to the entire membership, I fell victim
> to intra-board politics. The reasons are complex but centered around the
> battle over the constitution of the 2002 Advanced Team selection. I am
> not going to bore you with a blow by blow of my side of the story. Just
> let it suffice to tell you that statements made in the posts of Mike
> Heuer and Stephanie Vidrine are just not true or serious distortions of
> fact. Those of you who know me can make up your own minds as to who is
> telling the truth.
> I will miss many of the projects I had initiated but mostly I will miss
> writing my Stick & Rudder column for Sport Aerobatics. The interaction
> with those who read my column was warming and gratifying. I wish to
> particularly extend my warmest appreciation to those who took the time
> to email, write or call with kind words of encouragement and
> appreciation for my work. It kept me going for the three year run of my
> column.
> Over my tenure I was proud to forge important new initiatives with FAA
> concerning aerobatic boxes and airspace, to patch up the faltering
> relationship with USAF so that the two organization might function as
> true partners in funding international competition teams and to begin a
> burgeoning and exciting relationship with Sun & Fun concerning the WAC
> 2003. There were other projects, like a new website for IAC, all of
> which will probably now be dismantled by Mike Heuer and his pack who
> will no doubt follow the conqueror's model of burning, raising the
> ground and sowing salt.
> For me, I intend to occupy myself with other endeavors which were
> precluded by the 30+ hours per week I devoted to IAC.. I will be seeking
> a new venue for my writing, finishing a couple of books which have let
> languish during the intense work of being IAC President and I have three
> airplanes to fly and maintain, trout to catch and a new gun dog to train
> into his first season. In short I can reclaim my life.
> I will be available at this address if you have any questions or
> comments.
> Most Sincerely Yours,
> Rob Dorsey
> IAC 389


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