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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: limiting types


Thread: limiting types

Message: Re: limiting types

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From: Tim Bastian <timothy607 at>

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 1996 07:21:55 UTC


  At , you wrote:
>>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 
>If a dentist with 50 hrs in his logbook buys a Sukhoi, yah, he's
>probably not gonna fly unlimited the first time out :>
>On the other hand, how about a "three strikes and you're out" rule?
>If the same pilot and plane has three wins in a category, he's
>obviously ready to move up.
>Some people may consider it great fun to race ferraris against
>go-karts.  Not sure the point of such a mismatched race is,
>but it takes all kinds I guess.
>aboyd at
 What about the guy that only has a J3? Take a look at Giles Henderson. He
flew a J3 in sportsman for more than ten years. He obviously didn't have the
airplane to move up but he did win consistently, or how about Stamper who's
flying a Stamp in intermediate. Should someone like that be forced out of
our sport because they win three times in one category? Personally I always
thought this contest thing was to see who was the best no mater what you are
flying or how long you have been flying it. It sounds to me like those of
you who are complaining just haven't put enough gas through your engines or
spent enough time getting critiqued.

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 For there you have been,
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