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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: US NATIONALS - DAY ONE



                


Thread: US NATIONALS - DAY ONE

Message: US NATIONALS - DAY ONE

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From: Geryl Mortensen <iloop at Onramp.NET>

Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 02:50:39 UTC


Message:

  United States National Aerobatic Championships - Grayson County Airport
(F39) -Monday, day one.

The weekend weather was beautiful in North Texas allowing close to 90
competitors to make it to Grayson in time to register for the National
Championships. Last official count that I heard was 87, but I think a
few more came late.

Unfortunately, at around 6 AM a front blew in and caused the largest
category, ADVANCED, to be postponed. Low clouds and very high winds kept
everyone on the ground until after the 3 PM briefing when it was decided
that the next category that was on the schedule, Sportsman would fly
instead and Advanced will go tomorrow morning if the weather holds.

The Sportsman (16 or so) took to the air in near out of limit wind
conditions and were about to finish the known when this wind burned
competitor had to leave for Dallas at around 6:30 PM.(Sorry, no scores
yet)
The Advanced pilots will are schduled to begin at 7:45 AM, followed by
the Intermediate and Unlimited Known.  I expect Advanced with 36 pilots
to take close to 6 hours to fly, so I doubt anybody else will fly
tomorrow based on the forecast.  It looks as if the weather could be
real problem.

The high turn out in Advanced is due to the upcoming Advanced World
Championships that will be held in Kansas this coming season.  The other
categories are much smaller with only 19 UNLIMITED pilots and around 15
or 16 Intermediate pilots.  Later tonight, a US National Web site is due
to go live.  Keep an eye for a URL (Sorry, I do not know what it is
yet.  Check the
IAC CHAPTER 25 HOMEPAGE, THE IAC NATIONAL HOMEPAGE, or The AIR & SPACE
HOMEPAGE for the URL or check back for posting later. 

Allison Parker is doing a good job of running the show along with her
husband under what so far has a been difficult situation, especially
with the recent WAC weather problems still fresh on the minds of those
who sat around there for two weeks. 
Rain Rain, go away, everybody wants to play...
Geryl Mortensen
Staudacher S-300
http://rampages.onramp.net/~iloop


                


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