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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Let's find a way to keep a/c manuals at home



                


Thread: Let's find a way to keep a/c manuals at home

Message: Let's find a way to keep a/c manuals at home

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From: Fred Abramson <103134.246 at CompuServe.COM>

Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 18:32:23 UTC


Message:

  At some contests, copies of entries in logbooks have been accepted.  If you
have any doubt about what will be acceptable at a particular contest, I would
suggest contacting the Contest Director in advance of the contest to get the
official word. 

This issue may sound trivial, but it is actually quite important.
Given the limited baggage carrying capacity of some aerobatic airplanes and
the massive size of some logbooks (Have you seen the logbooks for a Sukhoi?
They are quite impressive), it is a real burden to bring them to a contest.  And
losing them would be so terrible that requiring contestants to bring them simply
adds one more potential for trouble and one more thing to have to worry about
and be distracted by.

My personal feeling is that we can have some trust in the contestants.  Perhaps
they will falsify their certificates and medicals.  Maybe they should be
required
to bring their birth certificates.  Where does this end?  If the pilot is
willing to
state that his or her airplane is in annual, will the IAC be legally liable if
this
turns out to be false?  I don't think so.  The responsibility lies with the
pilot in
command, doesn't it.  I think that requiring the pilot to bring copies of the
paperwork is quite enough -- it serves to remind the pilot to be sure that the
airplane is legal, which is main thing we can accomplish.

So, consider this e-mail to be a plea for common sense, and a plea for us
not to make our lives more difficult than necessary for no particular good
reason.

          Fred Abramson



                


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