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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: PITTS CUP Correction


Thread: PITTS CUP Correction

Message: PITTS CUP Correction

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From: Kathron at

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 18:06:19 UTC


  In a message dated 96-04-30 09:53:00 EDT, 71034.2200 at writes:

>BTW, Rick, you might be interested to know that at the spring Sebring
>Brian Becker awarded the first Pitts Trophy for the highest scoring Pitts
>aircraft, regardless of category.  The new Aviat owner, Stuart Horn, is
>sponsoring this.  The idea, as I understand it, is to award these trophies
>various regional contests throughout the year, and then hold a big
>contest for the winners to determine the best Pitts pilot in each of the
>categories reperesented!  So your idea has already been realized to some
>Maybe you could interest another manufacturer like the folks who make the
>Decathlon to join in.  I don't think anyone will really object to having
>trophies at a contest, especially if someone outside the chapter is footing

Dear Damon, 

With all due respect, and I will use all the neat little :-)'s & <GGG's> so
that you know that my intentions are merely to point out a misconception, the
first Pitts Cup was actually presented at the Copperstate Regional Aerobatic
Contest, sponsored by the Phoenix Aerobatic Club, IAC Chapter 69 on March 16,

Phillip Rothwell, of Chapter 26 was the recipient, and although Stuart Horn
wasn't there, his designee, Mark Hiner of Aviat was the presenter. 

I believe this is going to be written up in the next issue of Sport

Sorry....just had to plug my chapter <G>. And YES, the Pitts Cup is a
wonderful idea!

All the best, 
Kathy Straub, Editor
Phoenix Aerobatic Club


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