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Thread: Difficulty of categories

Message: R : Difficulty of categories

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From: Salvadori Luca <lsalvadori at batman.laben.it>

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 10:49:08 UTC


Message:

  
For your info, this is the situation in Italy which we consider successful 
so far.

RATIONALE:
 - Categories must make sense. It is not worth the effort to have categories 
differing only for their name but not for their technical content.
 - Sportsmen and Intermediate are mainly educational. No freestyle, since 
pilots have possibility to have troubles even when they haven't to decide 
what to fly.
 - Category changes are subject to approval after demonstrated experience 
(typically at least 2 contest in lower category with K>=6.5 and one season 
in each category). Only one jump at a time (i.e. path MUST be Sportsmen -> 
Intermediate -> Advanced -> Unlimited)

CATEGORY CLASSIFICATION
 - SPORTSMEN: Basic positive aerobatics, including positive spins, positive 
flicks, point rolls, etc. One known, two unknowns (8 figures minimum). Half 
of Unknowns' figures are selected by drawing lots, remaining half is 
determined by Jury. A catalogue of allowed figures is published for both 
Known and Unknown programs.
Average K for Known is 120.
 - INTERMEDIATE: Basic positive and negative aerobatics, including negative 
spins, outside maneuvers and so on. One known, two unknowns (10 figures 
Unkn. #1, 8 figures Unkn. #2 minimum). Half of Unknowns' figures are 
selected by drawing lots, remaining half is determined by Jury. A catalogue 
of allowed figures is published for both Known and Unknown programs. Average 
K for Known is 200.
 - ADVANCED: As per CIVA Rules for Advanced category. One known, one 
freestyle (15 figs, 300K), two unknowns. Half of figures for unknowns are 
proposed by pilots, rest determined by Jury. NO BOX. Known is CIVA one.
 - UNLIMITED: As per CIVA Rules for Unlimited. NO BOX. Known is CIVA one.

Sportsmen/Intermediate catalogues are available online on AeroWEB 
(http://aeroweb.lucia.it/en/sports/index.htm), as well as known programs 
(Postscript format).
Hope this helps.

     Luca Salvadori
     Italian Aerobatic Team


                


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