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From: "PAUL LOGUE" <GPAULOGUE at msn.com>

Date: Sat, 12 Oct 1996 19:08:13 UTC


Message:

  I AGREE WITH GUENTHER WITH RESPECT TO THE CURRENT RUSH OF COMMENTS REGARDING 
CHANGE ..NO CHANGE...
EXCEPT,         THE SPORTSMAN SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO FLY A FREE STYLE AND THE 
"K" SHOULD NOT BE RELATED TO THE KNOWN "K" LIKE IT IS NOW.  THIS WOULD ALLOW 
THEM TO FLY IT MORE THAN ONE YEAR.

WITH REGARD TO  BASIC......

AT OUR CONTEST, WE HAVE HAD SOME VERY HAPPY PEOPLE COMPETE IN THIS CATEGORY, 
WHO WOULD NOT HAVE EVEN DONE SO IF IT HAD A HAMMER IN THE SEQUENCE.   ALSO, 
HAMMERHEAD TRAINING SHOULD BE THE SAME FOR A BASIC PROSPECT AS IT IS FOR A 
SPORTSMAN PROSPECT... SO SAFETY SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE HERE.

AS IAC3 PRESIDENT, I HAVE FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO ATTRACT NEW PILOTS TO OUR 
SPORT EVEN WITH THE CURRENT STRUCTURE OF BEGINNING CATEGORIES.   OVER THE 
YEARS, I HAVE SEEN THAT NOT ONLY ARE "WE" PILOTS SOMETIMES INTIMIDATING TO THE 
NEW PROSPECTIVE MEMBER, BUT THE FIGURES AND SEQUENCES CAN BE AS WELL.   WE 
SHOULD WET THE PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS APPETITE WITH THE SIMPLE, STRAIGHT FORWARD 
BASIC;   ENCOURAGE HIM/HER TO MOVE ON TO THE SPORTSMAN CATEGORY WITH NEW 
FIGURES AND LONGER SEQUENCE, INCLUDING A FREE STYLE, WITH NO UNKNOWN AND BY 
THAT TIME THEY ARE PRETTY MUCH FREE TO GO WHERE EVER THEIR TALENT, AMBITION 
AND AIRCRAFT CAN TAKE THEM.

SINCE I AM ON THIS SOAP BOX, I MUST SAY A FEW THINGS ABOUT OUR LACK OF FORUM 
ON JUDGING. 

THE FOLLOWING IS A COPY OF A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF OUR MAGAZINE, SPORT 
AEROBATICS:

The SA magazine has come along way since I received my first one in 1971.  
Back then, it was type written, copied and stapled.  I know the founders are 
happy with the product now....and timely has new meaning.

When Jerry Gerdes began writing Heads Up for the judges, I was very pleased.  
When it was decided to discontinue the newsletter, I was disappointed, but 
since the information would be finding it's way into SA, I was semi-satisfied. 
 Here is my question:   Where is it?  We have a full, beautiful magazine 
without a trace of what makes this sport of contest flying and smooth patch 
awards successful.  There was a great "dialogue" on the IAC mail list several 
months ago about zeroes in scoring.  We need this content in SA.  It's not 
enough that a handful of IACers talk about this subject through E-mail, since 
only a small percentage of the membership are "hooked up".

As a side note, and probably unrelated, I do not have a clue as to why the US 
judges were asked to be excused from the line at the WAC.  Until I get an 
explanation, I am embarrassed.

Once again, great magazine!

Best regards,

Paul Logue, IAC 1247
President, Chapter 3

END OF LETTER

TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE, PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN TO ENCOURAGE OUR LEADERSHIP TO 
RAISE OUR OVERALL AWARENESS OF THE MECHANICS AND INTRICACIES OF THE HEART OF 
OUR SPORT....JUDGING.

PL












                


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