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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: SOME CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT CONTES



                


Thread: SOME CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT CONTES

Message: R : RE: SOME CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT CONTES

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

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 10:57:32 UTC


Message:

  
Hi IAC'ers,

Happy to see that many peoples are making proposals and criticisms.
Regarding "grass roots", perhaps I didn't clearly focus the scope of my 
article.
In fact. most considerations I expressed about media coverage and sponsors 
are applicable to Unlimited and, perhaps, Advanced. You can't manage 300K$ 
planes around the world without sponsors, thus my statements are logically 
argued.
Situation is obviously different with Sportsmen and Intermediate. There you 
can fly club machines without wasting tons of money, thus other 
considerations apply. This is good for "grass roots", even because noone can 
fly straight in Unlimited without training in lower categories. There we 
don't need so much public and media coverage (as happens, for example, to 
promotional categories in car races), because everyone flies on his own and 
does it exclusively for fun.
Thus, I believe we have to split the discussion in two parts:
1 - Unlimited and Advanced, considering that these are international 
categories;
2 - Sportsman and Intermediate, considering that there are the real "grass 
roots" we're talking about.
While #2 is quite well managed, #1 is the real issue.
Finally, my opinion about aerobatics in general is that it is, at any level, 
matter of technique applied to fantasy of flight. Thus, it's absolutely 
negative to overkill it with lots of technicism creating bizantine rules 
hard to follow and even harder to apply.
Regarding FAA "The Big Brother", wish to have something similar here in 
Italy, where I waited 2 YEARS before having a valid paper to fly (they call 
it "license"), while in OKC FAA issued a license in 10'...

     Luca Salvadori
     Italian Aerobatic Team
     Milan - Italy


                


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