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Message: [IAC-L:175] $$$ Galveston $$$ Aerobatic Contest & Beach Party $$$

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From: "Kurt O. Haukohl" <TwoWing6 at>

Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 16:24:49 UTC


  Just when you thought you could not afford to fly aerobatics anymore
your Texas, IAC Chapter 25 members, have swept up their hanger
floors one more time, and have generously coughed up a little
KOOL-HARD CASH for all you hard working AKRO Competition Pilots!

You won't believe it but this is an IAC Sanctioned Contest that you can 
actually bring your Wife, Kids, and Dogs too!   Yes, indeed this is a FOUR
Category Contest over Labor Day Weekend in Galveston, Texas (GLS).
Saturday the 30th, and Sunday the 31st of August, with Practice and
Registration the 29th - (Monday September 1st is a Rain Day).

Enough gab, lets get right to the MONEY:


$3,000 Dollars - 1st Place - Unlimited 4-Minute
 (see supplementary rules below)

$1,000 Dollar - Purse - Unlimited
$500	1st Place Unlimited
$300	2nd Place Unlimited
$200	3rd Place Unlimited 

$500 Dollar - Purse - Advanced
$250	1st Place Advanced
$150	2nd Place Advanced
$100	3rd Place Advanced

$500 Dollar - Purse - Intermediate
$250	1st Place Intermediate
$150	2nd Place Intermediate
$100	3rd Place Intermediate

$500 Dollar - Purse - Sportsman
$250	1st Place Sportsman
$150	2nd Place Sportsman
$100	3rd Place Sportsman


*FRIDAY Night arrival dinner after practice at the Galveston Airport.

*SATURDAY Night dinner at the Texas Seaport Museum with 
Cocktails on the Deck of the Tall Ship / square rigger "Elissa".
Information about the Elissa and the Tejas Seaport Museum:
<> and /
or <>

*SUNDAY Night dinner and Awards Banquet in the LONE STAR
FLIGHT MUSEUM.  This is an air conditioned hanger on the airport,
sealed from salt air, filled with vintage FLYING WWII aircraft, including
a B-17 "Flying Fortress", a PB4Y-2 (Navy variant of the B-24 Liberator)
and a collection of Navy carrier aircraft.  They also have a collection of
Grumman fighters starting with the F3F-2 biplane ( a MUSCLE Biplane),
and includes all propeller driven Grumman Fighters through the F8F-2 
Bearcat.  Go and look at the Lone Star Flight Museum Web Pages
for yourself, your wife and kids are simply not going to believe this
is an IAC Aerobatic Contest:       <>

Gentlemens attire for the banquet:  "Hawaiian Shirt" or "Black Tie" please.


David Mafrige is your Contest Director assisted by Andy Miller.
You can reach David at (713) 468-5005 or at :  <mailto:dzm at>
Andy Miller is at (281) 471-1675 or at:<mailto:pitts1s at>


Our official contest Hotel is the Historic "Treemont" on the 
"Strand" in downtown Galveston.  This is an elegant 4 Star
former Railroad Hotel, within easy crawling distance of the
Texas Seaport Museum, the Tall Ship "Elissa", and too many
Pirate watering holes.  The infamous Pirate Jean Lafitte loved
this island hideaway for good reasons.
******  For reservations, call Nationwide 800-874-2300 
- Houston 713-480-8201 - Direct 409-763-0300 -  or Surf to
here: <>
******  A good alternate hotel is the Harbor House on Pier 21
4 blocks away:  <>
This one has private boat docks!!!  For reservations, call
Nationwide 800-874-3721 Direct 409-763-3321.


Call  - H&R Aviation - for more information and details on rental aircraft.
Today it looks like an S2B and a Decathelon might be available, as well as
an Extra 300 (with safety pilot).  Take a look at the Chapter 25 Homepage;  
from here you will find information about H&R Aviation, or by calling
(281) 471-1675.  Always on the  World Wide Web at:


Couragous contestants wearing SPEEDOS and Sneakers ONLY,
photographed with their planes and flying in the contest will receive
a special award donated by the "Foundation for Aerobatic Research
Training and Safety".    Everyone, including all of you "Advanced 
Weenies" are eligible for this prestigious and highly sought after
award.  The winner might even get his or her picture in a MAJOR 


Smoking is permitted on All Flights, especially the 4-Minute,
but smoke remains Optional.  Order of flight will be Unlimited,
Sportsman, Intermediate, and then Advanced.  You Must Qualify
in the Unlimited Known, to fly the 4-Minute.  Halos must also qualify
to reach the prize money.  After All other categories have flown plenty,
Unlimited will fly a second or third flight, if and when time clearly permits.
The 4-Minute will be flown at a scheduled time, to be announced.
Flight program order will be Known, Unknown, & Freestyle... possibly
determined by a coin toss.  A temporary control tower and FAA monitors
will be in attendance for your inconvenience.   


Two corners of the box will be moving continuously in the waters of 
Galveston Bay, because they will be boats, not sheet rock.
As a result, one corner judge may be in continuous motion also.  
Because this is an equal advantage / disadvantage for everyone, NO
boundary infringement protests over penalties will be accepted with respect
to these moving corners.  [ Corner judging might be a fun job at this
contest ]
Appointed Judges of the Unlimited 4-Minute will consist of both qualified and
non-qualified local officials and celebrities.  Anyone not having fun or
whining will be disqualified and forced to Walk-the-Plank at sword point.

THE PIRATES ISLAND:  (Still more )

Just take a look at all the stuff to do in Galveston.  The
family will not have any excuse to not attend, plus they
can really do their own thing.  Much more information
about Galveston is here:
*Beach Area information and sporting activities here:
*Moody Gardens adjacent to the airport:
*The Strand district:
*The Bars & Nightclubs:  ( Swat - Fast - Heffley - Dancing Bear )

>>>>>>> This could be the contest we have all been waiting for!
You might even make it pay.  Make plans and reservations today.
Bring your family or significant other, this contest qualifies as 
official vacation!

MUCH more information and details to follow in Sport Aerobatics 
and right here like always ..............

AOL or Compuserve challenged can copy and paste the links noted
above to their  WWW link, or NETSCAPE, and to surf directly to all the
links noted above.  


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