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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Questions on the sportsman routine


Thread: [Acro] Re: Questions on the sportsman routine

Message: [Acro] Re: Questions on the sportsman routine

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From: DSowder at

Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2002 04:55:49 UTC


In a message dated 8/5/2002 8:00:55 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
mikeang at writes:

> I know these seem like basic questions and I'll probably get some answers to 
> get training before I show up at a competition.  I have received formal 
> training in all these maneuvers and extensive spin training.  Where I'm 
> actually asking for help is largely in the area of contest format and 
> aresti reading.  I don't want to spend a whole weekend getting down to a 
> contest just to learn that I've been practicing all wrong! 

Where are you and what contest might be your first? I ask this because it's 
all well and good to go back and forth by e-mail with this, but it would be 
even better to find a contest pilot that you can sit down with and draw 
sketches, wave your arms, and make airplane noises with. Most contests will 
hook you up with a "buddy" for your first contest, which is really helpful 
for learning the ropes. Would you happen to be in the PNW? Thinking about 
Pendleton in 2 1/2 weeks? Get my e-mail with the Pendleton contest flyers? 

Let us all know where you are and maybe someone nearby will step up. As 
you've noticed, the Red Book is a rule book, but not such a good "how to" 
manual. But with a little help, one contest will make it all make sense.

Doug Sowder
Spokane, WA
Hey...catch my S-2B in the latest SA! Someone took a really nice B&W photo of 
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