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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: (Slightly) off topic post (i.e. WAC, not IAC)


Thread: (Slightly) off topic post (i.e. WAC, not IAC)

Message: (Slightly) off topic post (i.e. WAC, not IAC)

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From: Larry Lowe <webmaster at>

Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 00:50:29 UTC



I'd like to enlist your aid in a grass roots email campaign to urge NOVA to
rebroadcast their episode on the WAC during the first or second week of August to
help bring the WAC to a wider audience.  Their episode is a unique resource to
educate the public on the sport, all we have to do is convince NOVA to put it into
their summer re-run schedule.  I don't have a phone number, but there is a
feedback page to NOVA at:

Here is the text of an email message I posted.  If anyone can contact PBS or NOVA
directly here are the facts of the matter.


With regard to the NOVA Episode:

Daredevils of the Sky

  NOVA follows members of the US Aerobatic Team as they prepare
  for and compete in the 1992 World Aerobatic Championship. The
  sport, as precisely choreographed as gymnastics-except that it takes
  place in airplanes at 200 miles per hour-has always been on the
  leading edge of developments in aviation.

    Original broadcast date: 02/01/94
    Topic: technology/aeronautics & flight

NOVA is faced with an outstanding opportunity this coming month.

For the first time in 16 years, the World Aerobatic Championships are returning to
America, where they will be held Aug 18-30 at Clarence Page airport outside
Oklahoma City.  A rebroadcast of this outstanding episode during the first week in
August would be very timely and appropriate.  There is even a comprehensive
website that NOVA can direct viewers to at
which contains an explaination of the sport and will webcast the progress of the
Championships.  WAC XVIII is the largest World Aerobatic Championships ever held,
with over 100 pilots from 25 nations participating.

It is appropriate that the WAC should return to America during the summer of
America's Games, but unless media attention is directed to the event it may be
overshadowed by the Games in Atlanta.  NOVA can contribute greatly to the
understanding of this sport by re-broadcasting this episode in conjunction with
the Event itself.


If you have a moment, join me in urging them to rebroadcast the piece.

BTW the Russian team page is up, with individual team members pages to follow...

Thanks in advance.

If the IAC talk members feel WAC info is out of place here, let me know, and
I'll cool it.

Larry Lowe
Air&Space Magazine Website
(310) 477 4330
MAILTO:webmaster at


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