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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC-L:899] Pitts Cup/Trophy Clarification


Thread: [IAC-L:899] Pitts Cup/Trophy Clarification

Message: [IAC-L:899] Pitts Cup/Trophy Clarification

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From: Karen Diamond <KarenDiamond at>

Date: Tue, 09 Sep 1997 07:50:05 UTC


 Today I was at the Aviat factory in Afton, Wyoming. I was standing next to
Carol's desk when she fielded a call regarding criteria for the Pitts
Trophy, now awarded at most IAC-sanctioned contests. 

Strangely enough, when I got back to my office this afternoon, several IAC
e-mail list messages--and a couple of personal ones--inquired about the
same issue. 

I have spoken to Stuart Horn just a few minutes ago, and here is the final
determination and policy:

This trophy will be awarded to the highest placing "Pitts pilot"--that is,
flying a PITTS, certified or experimental. Plans-built or factory-built.
Not Eagles, not Huskys, not "Pitts-type", but PITTS. The FAA-registration
would be the final determining factor. "S-1" or "S-2", etc., etc.

Aviat will clarify their intention via memo to IAC and also brief their
employees accordingly. A clarification will be published in SPORT

Hope this answers all questions.

Best Regards,
Karen Diamond 
Editor, Sport Aerobatics 


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