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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Difficulty of categories


Thread: Difficulty of categories

Message: Re: Difficulty of categories

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From: Derek Sherlock <dereks at>

Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 20:24:18 UTC


  Don Peterson wrote
> As I suspected, there seems to be a stigma to flying in Sportsman.  We seem to view this as the kindergarten of 
> categories, and Intermediate where you go when you don't want to progress any more, but wouldn't be caught dead 
> down in Sporty-class.

I want to fly knowns, unknowns, and freestyles.  I want to fly K=175
sequences.  A little higher is OK too.  I'd like to have the opportunity
to do this without having to practice a lot of negative G.  That's the
reason I like the present 
intermediate - not because of some alleged "stigma" of Sportsman.

By the way, I see a distinction between "not wanting to progress" and
not wanting to do a lot of outside maneuvers.  I think a lot of
intermediate pilots would agree with this distinction.


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