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Thread: IAC Elite Airshows

Message: IAC Elite Airshows

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From: TwoWing6 at ix.netcom.com (Kurt-Otto Haukohl)

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 17:04:41 UTC


Message:

  
Lois Rose

HI. We don't have an area Director.  Doc Harvey passed away this year.  Yes,
someone was appointed for us about 1500 miles from here.  I never met him
but he sounds like a nice guy.  OUR director never mentioned the "Waiver of
Qualification Flights" rule, because it still is NOT in the rule book.  This
is an interpretation just in the Magazine.  NO RULE EXISTS.  Suggest you
read 5.2.1. and then tell me how one could interpret a waiver of this rule
anywhere else in the Red Book.

It would be nice if the IAC would publish the proposed rules before they are
enacted.  In this case, it still would not have done any good.  NO RULE
EXISTS.  We can't find any attempt to publish this change prior to it taking
place.  Please tell me where this interpretation of rule 5.6.6. was ever
mentioned?  I can't find it.  So anyway, if you can find any hint of "Waiver
of Qualification Flight" language ANYWHERE in any magazine ( until after the
fact ), I will eat it.  

It is important for you to understand that We/I am not against, nor do I
oppose the Four Minute.  I do oppose the interuption of a contest for an
airshow by a guest appearance, whenever any lower categories will be
sacrificed.  We have large contests with 40-60 pilots and usually have a
struggle just getting the three typical flights completed.

If people want this type of thing, that is fine too.  Our chapter however,
would not go out and buy trophies for Star appearances, interupt the
contest, and then not ZERO the three previously skipped programs for an
incoming HALO. OUR local HALOs fly the entire program and work the entire
contest... hard.
I guess we are just flat out of RED CARPET down here.  Perhaps we are spoiled
by our real HALOs here that work harder than anybody else.  Our HALOs set an
example to be admired, and are in my opinion the real HALOs in this sport.

If and when we do get to do the Four Minute down here, it is always because
all of the other flight programs were completed!  Anyway, sorry Lois but you
can read the Red Book until your purple, NO RULE EXISTS to support what is
mentioned in the magazine.  Perhaps I was not clear.

THE RULE STILL AIN'T THERE... IT IS ONLY MENTIONED IN THE MAGAZINE and our
RULES CHAIRMAN THINKS IT IS.   WHAT WE ARE HAVING IS FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE.

PLEASE READ SPORT AEROBATICS, NOVEMBER ISSUE PAGE 8, COL #1 "IAC RULES
CHANGES FOR 96", PARAGRAPH 3., THEN, INTERPRET 5.2.1. AND 5.6.6. AND EXPLAIN
HOW YOU ARRIVE AT "WAIVED QUALIFICATION FLIGHTS".  

Finally how?, when they have thier first contest in Podunk, Wyoming, is the
contest jury going to know WHO is capable of flying an Unlimited Four Minute
Free?  The fact is, if someone shows up with an FAI card and wants to fly, I
bet they launch him.  So... on to the next 50 problems.  WHO is
pre-qualified? How do you determine if for instance Sean Tucker, (who never
flew Unlimited) is OK to fly?  How to you PREVENT a new BASIC pilot with an
Xtra from getting his qualification flight waived?  Mind you in Pudunk, only
10 guys showed up, and they are now fired up an ready for the airshow.  My
guess is that this could be a "rule interpretation" that will require plenty
of body bags.

In conclusion again.  This was an unecessary rule change/interpretation.
The Red Book was not broke and did not need fixin.  

 
 



     







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