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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Rcpt: Re: Choosing Team Members


Thread: Rcpt: Re: Choosing Team Members

Message: Rcpt: Re: Choosing Team Members

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From: "Alt, Ed" <alte at>

Date: Thu, 09 Jan 1997 06:04:57 UTC


  The following message has been read.

                                               January 8, 1997


     You wrote that the problem is "not winning".  Please

allow me to offer another perspective.  My involvement

with the U.S. team over the past 5 years has been limited

to financial support.  From my point of view I am not 

contributing so that the U.S. team will win.  I am contributing

so that the team can have the opportunity to represent the

aerobatic pilots of this country.  If they win, that's fine.  If

they don't win that's also fine as long as they participate

in a manner consistent with the highest standards of 

sportsmanship.  Quite frankly, when I visited the 1994 WAC

in Debrecen, Hungary I came away somewhat disappointed

with the sportsmanship (or lack of) exhibited by the U.S.

team.  I was not able to attend the 1996 WAC in Oklahoma

but I have heard that there were still problems in this 


     I know how hard you and the other team members have

worked in order to win,  but I think it's important for you to

know that I (and other contributors that I have talked to) are

not disappointed with the results.  You were up against the

best pilots in the world and turned in a very creditable 

performance.  I, for one, would like to thank the U.S. team

for what they accomplished.

                                                Sheldon Apsell

                                                Pitts N11AN

                                                Newton, MA


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