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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: IAC (was Re: Contests)


Thread: IAC (was Re: Contests)

Message: IAC (was Re: Contests)

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From: "John Collier" <collier at>

Date: Thu, 04 Apr 1996 15:37:04 UTC


This is one of the points that I think Kurt was trying to make in his note
about membership fees, etc. (at least I read it that way). The popular term
for encouraging more competitors is "grass roots support" and there have
been many notes flying around on all aspects of the sport.

As with any activity that includes more than one person, there will be
differing opinions on nearly every aspect of any activity. My recommendation
to you is to continue your quest and make up your own mind. Don't let
others make it up for you.

I have been to several contests and have heard some competitiors call one
the worst while others say it was the best. I think, like anything else
you get out of it what you put into it. It's not always perfect but I've
been able to make my own peace so far. If it ceases to be fun, then I'll
see if I can help make it fun again. If I can't help, I'll move on.

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Brian Simon wroet:

>As a newcomer to the sport, Rocky's note is both encouraging and disappointing.  I've 
>been a member of the IAC for about a year and a half, and have gone to local (78/Mpls) 
>chapter meetings on and off for about a year.  I haven't been to a contest yet, but I 
>hope to get the necessary training and compete once or twice this year.  If the 
>contests are just groups of 'in' people though, I doubt I'll continue to make an effort 
>and spend the money to keep going.  Fortunately, from what I've heard at meetings, the 
>Minnesota & Barrington WI contests are of the 'Washington' variety.>

>Maybe the way to solve/improve IAC financial problems is to encourage more pilots to 
>compete instead of setting up barriers between competitors and fans/future competitors.


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