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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: advanced cat. proposals


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From: "JOHN R. TABER" <75121.2453 at CompuServe.COM>

Date: Sat, 27 Apr 1996 18:38:04 UTC


  I've been out of the sport for a couple of years because of overseas assignments
and am a little shocked by some of the changes in IAC and the advanced category
in particular. At a recent contest a fellow competitor showed up in a big
Russian mono-sled, not because he preferred it to his old Pitts but because
international judges would like it better and he'd have a better shot at winning
the world advanced competition. Now our elected officials are proposing to raise
the K and lower the # of figures for the advanced free so we can get in line
with CIVA. Maybe I've been out of it too long but I've never heard an advanced
competitor gripe about the K being too low (though lots of unlimited - drew,
dick rhin -, intermediate, and even sportsman  pilots seem  to have a lot to say
about the advanced free).  Wouldn't it be novel if advanced, and only advanced
pilots were allowed to determine the fate of the category. I can fly a higher K
sequence with lots of practice <evil grin> but I am neither independently
wealthy or kept by a sugar-mommy/daddy so I have to make do with the limited
practice I can schedule and afford. In summary we have a board of directors
telling us what's good for us; world advanced competition threatening to
politicize advanced to mimic unlimited's quagmire of politics and intrigue; a
handfull of folks from other categories who will be unaffected by the changes
trumpeting their support; and a bunch of advanced competitors who were never
polled as to their opinion(s) before the board acted. Long live glorious
socialism - the state knows best. 


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