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Thread: [IAC-L:188] $$$ Aerobatic Contest @ GALVESTION ...

Message: [IAC-L:188] $$$ Aerobatic Contest @ GALVESTION $$$ Labor Day Weekend $$$

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

Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 18:13:39 UTC


  Sorry for the Spam.  For some reason about 1/2 of the list did not receive
including the sender?   Wild ?  REPEAT...


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

$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 2; 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 publication!   


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


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

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

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

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