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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Eliminating the Aerobatic Box


Thread: Eliminating the Aerobatic Box

Message: Re: Eliminating the Aerobatic Box

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From: aragon <aragon at>

Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 21:46:29 UTC


  I think we should keep the aerobatic box because it is one of the few
objective criteria for judging the competitors.  It's also one of the
best ways to develop skill and precision.

As to the argument about laying out the box being too much work,
well, judging is a lot of work, too, sitting out in the "back forty"
with the mosquitoes and snakes, having to concentrate on tiny
airplanes for hours on end.  Should we eliminate judging because it's
too hard?  Hey, all the jobs at a contest are hard!  And as a matter
of fact, learning how to fly aerobatics is a lot of hard, sweaty
work!  Maybe we should just quit running and flying contests altogether,
according to this logic!

I predict that if we eliminated the box, the next year the Sukhoi
factory would come out with a higher horsepower model... :-)  Right now
the box confines are one of the few things keeping this sport from
getting completely out of the reach for those of us with average

Cecilia Aragon


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