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Message: [IAC-L:175] $$$ Galveston $$$ Aerobatic Contest & Beach Party $$$
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From: "Kurt O. Haukohl" <TwoWing6 at ix.netcom.com>
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: THE PRIZE 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 THE EVENTS: *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: <http://www.traveltex.com/Cities/Galveston/3658.html> and / or <http://www.phoenix.net/~tsm/elissa/history/history.htm> *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: <http://www.lsfm.org/> Gentlemens attire for the banquet: "Hawaiian Shirt" or "Black Tie" please. THE OFFICIALS: David Mafrige is your Contest Director assisted by Andy Miller. You can reach David at (713) 468-5005 or at : <mailto:dzm at ix.netcom.com> Andy Miller is at (281) 471-1675 or at:<mailto:pitts1s at ix.netcom.com> THE HOTEL: 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: <http://www.galveston.com/accom/tremont.html> ****** A good alternate hotel is the Harbor House on Pier 21 4 blocks away: <http://www.galveston.com/accom/harbor.html> This one has private boat docks!!! For reservations, call Nationwide 800-874-3721 Direct 409-763-3321. ASK FOR THE IAC RATE THE RENTAL AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE: 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: <http://www.nol.net/%7Eacrohead/iac/> SPECIAL PRIZE: 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 publication! SUPPLEMENTARY RULES: 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. THE BOX: 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 caught 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: <http://www.galveston.com/> *Beach Area information and sporting activities here: <http://www.surf-sun.com/usa/texas/galvesto.htm> *Moody Gardens adjacent to the airport: <http://www.moodygardens.com/> *The Strand district: <http://www.galveston.com/attract/strand/> *The Bars & Nightclubs: ( Swat - Fast - Heffley - Dancing Bear ) <http://www.galveston.com/bars/bars.html> >>>>>>> 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 .............. NOTE for AOL or COMPUSERVE USERS: 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.