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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC-L:1872] Championship of the Americas


Thread: [IAC-L:1872] Championship of the Americas

Message: [IAC-L:1872] Championship of the Americas

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From: jefzick at (Jeffrey F. Zych)

Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 20:40:41 UTC


 If you haven't already, I suggest you read Mike Heuer's report on the recent
CIVA meeting just posted on the IAC server. It is excellent, not just in
reporting the details but in again outlining the political and governing
relationships that impact the regulation of IAC sport aerobatics and the
international community of which we are all a part.

Included below is a portion of Mike's report regarding the Fon du Lac
contest and making it an
international event.  Working title: CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE AMERICAS.

I would like to start a thread on this to see a consensus. It is an exciting
concept with merit for me as the advantages outline. Is there a downside?

Jeff Zych
Chapter One
Decathlon N5502A


Excerpt from CIVA Report on the IAC web site by M. Heuer.

>Fond du Lac

>In follow up to a proposal I made to the IAC Board prior to the CIVA
meeting, Bob Davis >introduced a proposal to make Fond du Lac 98 a
"continental championships" recognized by FAI. >This would depend on
approval of the Bureau of CIVA
>(their executive committee) for our "local regulations" for the event and
other details. 
>We would keep Fond du Lac as an
>"open" championships and not a Team event. Rules would continue to be IAC's

>The advantages? Recognition as a true international event of Category One
status under the FAI Sporting Code, inclusion of
>the event in the FAI Sporting Calendar, enhanced international
participation, and the awarding >of the prestigious FAI medals
>and diplomas. Fond du Lac would retain its character but would truly move
into the world of >international events recognized by
>all air sports bodies around the world. A continental championships could
include all of North >America or even the entire
>western hemisphere.
>How does "Championships of the Americas" sound?


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