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Thread: FW: 4-Min. Clarification??
Message: FW: 4-Min. Clarification??
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From: Salvadori Luca <lsalvadori at batman.laben.it>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 15:54:47 UTC
Mike, A message below, received from IAC mailing list, is posing me in doubt. Is it still necessary to be in the first third (or so) of final standings after the 3 Aresti programs to be eligible for 4' Freestyle at WAC/EAC? If the new rule is a CIVA one, I believe that Aerobatics will have an outstanding growth with respect to the public (i.e. sponsors, TV, and so on). If this is a IAC rule only, I suggest to take it into consideration at CIVA for the future, since 4' Freestyle is increasingly becoming a separate discipline and many pilots wish to fly it, while many others do not even if they have titles and qualifications to do it. I remember, as example of the above, that Christine Genin, World Champion 1994, explicitly refused to fly Freestyle (as many others did), and at EAC'95 most of the eligible denied, leaving only few contenders (very good ones, anyway...). Furthermore, I believe You agree that one able to fly a good (and safe) Freestyle is also able to fly a good Aresti, while the contrary is not (always, I recognize) true: so, why penalize good freestylers with the threat to be excluded because of a box infringement or a zero? Please let me know Your appreciated opinion about. Best regards Luca Salvadori Italian Aerobatic Team ---------- From: TwoWing6 To: iac Cc: IACVP; (HOWIE STOCK) Subject: 4-Min. Clarification?? Date: Monday 12 February 1996 6.06 HOWIE STOCK / RULES Sorry to ask, but (I think) we have not as yet received all the revised Red Book rules for 96/97, and have some questions regarding the above changes for our upcoming contests. The MAGAZINE states, "The Contest Jury is now empowered to determine WHO will be eligible to fly the Four Minute Free Program in Unlimited. The new rule will give the jury flexibility in permitting Unlimited pilots who want to fly this trophy event only to do so WITHOUT THE PREVIOUS THREE FLIGHT PROGRAMS." Later, we noticed a draft on the internet designed to change 5.6.6. to read "Pilots eligible to fly this special event will be determined by the Contest Jury". I would interpret the concept as stated in the magazine, and the re-write of the rule, 5.6.6. to be completely different. Under actual application at a contest, we would also expect to find or read some re-write of 5.2.1. requiring QUALIFICATION FLIGHTS of certain special competitors as being waived. In other words, the suggestion is that the Contest Jury might/or may have authority to waive certain qualification flights for some competitors because that individual would like to fly a Four Minute program ONLY. Howie, how are you reaching from the concept as stated in the magazine, all the way to waiving certain competitors qualifications flights? Are we just missing some other rule hiding in the new Red Book, or would this rule clarification be forthcoming in 97? Could this be a part of some upcoming provisional rule or policy? Does our insurance underwriter care that the IAC might waive qualification flights? In the absence of anything stating clearly that a qualification flight could be waived or was waived.... how could the Contest Jury reach all the way to; (the statement in the magazine) ...."The new rule will give the jury flexibility in permitting Unlimited pilots who want to fly this trophy event only to do so WITHOUT the previous three flight programs." Can you clear up our confusion? Kurt Otto Haukohl Erlinda Ibe Haukohl Post Office Box 131872 Avanzata AirWork Houston, Texas 77219-1872 West Houston Airport (IWS) (713) 578-8056 FAX 578-8266 Hanger (713) 578-8054