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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: limiting aircraft


Thread: limiting aircraft

Message: limiting aircraft

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From: Doug Cronkhite <dougc at CERF.NET>

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 1996 23:12:21 UTC


  I think limiting the types of aircraft competing in the lower classes is 
wrong. The fact that someone may have enough money to buy a Sukhoi or 
Extra shouldn't preclude him from competing at a level that his skills 
allow. These aircraft were designed expressly to be better than their 
predecessors. The fact that they are, shouldn't restrict their use. As 
many other pilots have said, when you see one of these at the start line, 
it should make you want to do that much better.

And Robert Armstrong is the best example of practice over money I can 
imagine. Making the US team flying a 2 aileron S-1 is one of the most 
incredible things I can think of related to acro.

My original acro instructor told me a long time ago.. "There is no 
substitute for fuel burned"

Enough said..

Doug Cronkhite


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