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Message: [IAC-L:740] Fwd: Re: Fon du Lac and U.S. Aerobatic Team

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From: "Lois R." <zen_flyer at>

Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 01:34:53 UTC



What a great idea. There are a lot of really talented pilots out there 
who can't afford to put in the hours it takes to become world class 
competitors. We need ways to increase the pool of pilots from which the 
team is chosen and a scholarship would help those who have potential to 
develop their skills. I'd gladly donate to the cause. My only question 
is, what criteria should be used to select who gets the scholarship? 

Lois Rose

>Cecilia Aragon wrote: 
>As for what to do to improve the U.S. performance in the international
>arena, here are some thoughts:
>I don't think I'm the only one who could *just* barely afford to 
>and ended up quitting when family or financial constraints came up.
>At my flight school I've had a couple of REALLY talented students that 
>thought had the potential to become a national or world champion.
>However, none of them had the money to put in the hours of training
>or buy the expensive airplane required.
>For a long time I've had the goal of starting a scholarship fund
>for such talented students.  As a matter of fact I think that's the
>only way the United States will become competitive in the international
>contests.  We have a large pool of pilots here in the U.S., many of
>whom have talent.  However, the pool of pilots who don't have to worry
>about earning a living is much smaller.  To become really good at
>aerobatics takes a lot of time and money.  The very best pilots are
>those who concentrate on flying and practicing.

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