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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: WAC participation for Italy still uncertain


Thread: WAC participation for Italy still uncertain

Message: WAC participation for Italy still uncertain

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From: Salvadori Luca <lsalvadori at>

Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 14:05:31 UTC


Rome premises of Italian NAC hosted on May 24, 1997 a meeting of NAC 
Commission for Powered Flight.
Among several issues to be discussed, most important one was related to 
Italian participation to I World Air Games, Air Sports Olympic Games to be 
held in Turkey next September.
This is a brand new event, joining in a common frame all Championships 
annually held for all Air Sports disciplines: Soaring, Aircraft, 
Parachutism, Free Flight, and Aeromodelism.
Unfortunately, NAC's budget cuts are exacerbated by the fact that it uses 
most fundings for personnel and current expenses instead of promoting 
sporting activities as it should istitutionally do. This difficult 
economical situation is therefore actually endangering Italian participation 
to I WAG.
Commission verified the real WAG funding situation, acknowledging that 
Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) should be intentioned to fund around Lit. 
300 Millions (~ US$ 180.000) as extraordinary measure for WAG.
Unfortunately, this amount is not sufficient for all Disciplines budget 
allocation requests, nor anyone knows whenever CONI will actually release 
such a money. This uncertainty negatively affects all Teams and poses 
serious doubts over any possibility to go, since NAC President himself, Mr. 
Mario TESTA, stated that non
NAC-funded participation is unbelievable.
Questions arise therefore over necessity to maintain a costly and 
unbelievably inefficient organization, as any Italian Sporting Pilot may 
experience every day, while it is unable even to decently represent the 
Country abroad.
Rest of meeting has been spent correcting errors and omissions caused by 
untoughtful or hasty reading of previous Commission's acts.

     Luca Salvadori
     European Correspondent
     Sport Aerobatics
     Milan, Italy


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