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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Italian Rules for 1997


Thread: Italian Rules for 1997

Message: Italian Rules for 1997

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From: Salvadori Luca <lsalvadori at>

Date: Tue, 01 Apr 1997 16:26:49 UTC


Italian NAC has approved 1997 issue of National Rules.
Main changes are related to Unknown Programs, following last CIVA Rules 
changes for Cat. Advanced and Unlimited.
Sequences' figures  for Unknowns won't be proposed by pilots any longer (as 
happens in International Championships), but drawn by lots among a catalogue 
of ready-to-fly programs. Those catalogues are composed by Free Sequences 
flown in last WAC/EAC/AWAC, derated to be compliant with reduced, 
 CIVA-published figures catalogues for Unknowns.
Since WAC/AWAC collection of Frees count more than 60 sequences each, it is 
almost impossible to have proper training on all, and probability to sort 
the "right" one is quite small. Free programs of competing pilots will be 
Move appears quite original, but there is a strong reason for it. Some 
criticism arose last year about, since some pilots were accused to 
"cooperate" by proposing figures they trained together, thus having a 
"partially Unknown" program which sometimes could lead other pilots or 
aircraft to safety concerns and was anyway unfair.
NAC Commissions decided to create on its own all Unknowns and send them 
directly to Contest Directors in sealed envelope (as IAC does), but this was 
criticized as well for fear of premature disclosures. Thus, everything has 
been declared "public domain" and revealed to anyone, in order to put all 
competitors on the same basis with the aim  of "Best pilot to win, not 
Box and line judges have been eliminated, being substituted by a display 
line and a large "T" in front of judges, and K for positioning has been 
consequently increased to 20 for all flights and categories.
Known Sequences, catalogues, and rules are available on-line on AeroWEB 

     Luca Salvadori <lsalvadori at>
     European Correspondent
     Sport Aerobatics


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