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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Competition questions


Thread: Competition questions

Message: Re: Re[2]: Competition questions

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From: "Timothy S. Bastian" <timothy607 at>

Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 01:37:28 UTC



 In an aerobatic sequence most maneuvers are flown in front of the judges
from left to right or right to left. When a maneuver changes direction to
go to or away from the judges it's called a cross box maneuver and is
generally used to correct for crosswind. This is what they were referring
to at the WAC.

     Tim Bastian

> From: jmaurer at
> To: iac at
> Subject: Re[2]: Competition questions
> Date: Wednesday, May 07, 1997 12:54 PM
>      Call me an idiot, and keep in mind that I have never flown in a 
>      competition before, but when I watched the WAC's last summer on
>      the announcer would say something like "Roland is now doing a 
>      crosswind correction maneuver". It was obviously perfectly clear to 
>      all that a crosswind correction was taking place. This would lead me

>      to believe that it is not a downgradable maneuver, at least in 
>      international competition.
>      -jeff maurer
> ______________________________ Reply Separator
> Subject: Re: Competition questions
> Author:  <iac at> at internet
> Date:    5/7/97 11:47 AM
> It's not cheating, it's presenting the illusion of a perfectly flown 
> figure!!!
> How to do it, requires cooperation from the winds and a knowledgable 
> coach/critiquer on the ground to tell you how much you can get away with
> where in each figure you can do it without getting down graded.
> Dick Rihn


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