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Old 06-24-2011, 12:14 AM
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In the 6 years I flew IMAC I always said Basic was the most important class.
I also was against having it be included in Regional Points because I saw people abuse it and purposely fly in a class much lower than their skill level. They flew basic just to win stupid wooden trophies knowing they couldn't win the same stupid trophies as easily in Sportsman. When forced to move up, they quit.

Watching that heavy competition in Basic drove people away from trying IMAC. Fact.
Basic should attract people and it should not be intimidating.
Making it a truly competitive class limits the people wanting to try it.
I've heard about the very low turnouts this season and IMAC should be doing all it can to attract people. Not limit who can fly in a contest.

As RD, I quickly realized my view was not shared by many and Basic remained included in Regional Points.
Personal view was that is a mistake. Taking in the majority view, it needs to be included.
Hmm... majority view.. Interesting concept.

I hate to see this contest not include the Basic Guys. Mike and I are good friends and he knows how I feel but, my opinion is not worth much. It's his contest. I know it will be a good one.
I don't even fly IMAC anymore.

I'm really happy to see Tim's name attached to this event.
I know he's happy about that.

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Old 06-24-2011, 08:09 PM
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I'm pretty sure this is not only exclusive to the SE region.

Kevin, your past few posts in this thread definitely (def) have not helped boost my respect for the SE region CD's knowledge base of IMAC policies. You might want to brush up on them some. Just sayin.

Tim
I am not trying to start a North VS South war here. I am just saying basic in general has been a non competitive class. Just recently we added the regional points for the basic class to make it a more competitive class.

Also in my opinion I just find it odd that they are not offering a Basic Class. I understand that means more rounds, more flying, easier judging matrix....but still you are cutting out a very important and probably the MOST important class in IMAC.

But then again like I said before. This is a great opportunity for a Basic Pilot to see if he/she is ready to move up to Sportsman considering Basic class is not offered.

Good luck! I know the Unlimited guys will be battling it out for CC. :-)

I apologize for my one statement above about SE and NE.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:47 AM
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Bring this coupon and receive:
FREE CAMPING WITH EACH PAID ENTRY
What a deal!!!!!!

Now that the SA Nats are over, what else do you have to do but come relax.
You might want to bring an airplane, Just in case you get the urge to throw up a few flights.
Nevermind those people behind you counting.

DUE TO THE FIELD FACING EAST
13. Adjustments required due to inclement weather or other conditions beyond the control of the CD are authorized. Prior to any adjustments, CD coordination with the respective Regional Director is encouraged. .

And since I can't control the Sun...
UNKNOWNS WILL BE HANDED OUT "SOMETIME SATURDAY MORNING"
AND WILL BE FLOWN AS THE LAST ROUND OF THE DAY.
SUNDAY WILL BE ALL KNOWN ROUNDS.

This coupon has absolutely no cash value.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:39 AM
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UNKNOWNS WILL BE HANDED OUT AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FIRST ROUND SATURDAY
AND WILL BE FLOWN AS THE LAST ROUND OF THE DAY.
SUNDAY WILL BE ALL KNOWN ROUNDS.

This coupon has absolutely no cash value.
Just a suggestion, Sounds like a good plan but as long as your handing them out on Saturday why don't you just give them out at the Pilots meeting? Guys that are judging after the first round will not have much of a chance to review them. I see a few zeros... Zeros suck !
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:29 AM
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Bring this coupon and receive:
FREE CAMPING WITH EACH PAID ENTRY
What a deal!!!!!!

Now that the SA Nats are over, what else do you have to do but come relax.
You might want to bring an airplane, Just in case you get the urge to throw up a few flights.
Nevermind those people behind you counting.

DUE TO THE FIELD FACING EAST
13. Adjustments required due to inclement weather or other conditions beyond the control of the CD are authorized. Prior to any adjustments, CD coordination with the respective Regional Director is encouraged. .

And since I can't control the Sun...
UNKNOWNS WILL BE HANDED OUT AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FIRST ROUND SATURDAY
AND WILL BE FLOWN AS THE LAST ROUND OF THE DAY.
SUNDAY WILL BE ALL KNOWN ROUNDS.

This coupon has absolutely no cash value.
Oh man I wanted to use that coupon to get 1 extra 10 from the judges!
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:30 AM
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Whatever makes um happy.

REMINDER!!!

ADVANCED AND UNLIMITED WILL BE FLYING THE ALTERNATE SEQUENCE

So practice them!!!
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:27 PM
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This will be my first contest this far east so I will see if I can find the place early saturday morning.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:15 PM
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If someone will let me fly their airplane I will compete sportsman

A.J. Vines
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:20 PM
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If someone will let me fly their airplane I will compete sportsman

A.J. Vines
Sportsman?
I found a picture of you from 2005 and you placed second in Basic class at the Triple Tree Youth Masters. Here's proof... Mark on your calendars July 30-31, 2011 and come on down to the Triple Tree Youth Masters. www.joenall.com click on "Youth Masters"



From left to right.

Phillip Thornton, AJ Vines, Jim Bumbaugh
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:47 PM
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Tim Mills Clover Creek Qualifer

ITS HERE
FREE CAMPING WITH COUPON
WEEKEND

MIGHT EVEN HAVE A CONTEST WHILE WERE THERE

Friday I am planning on getting to the field around 12:00
If anyone is wanting to show up to practice before that let me know
and I will make arangements for the gate to be unlocked early.

See you all this weekend.
GOOD LUCK UNLIMITED PILOTS
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:01 PM
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Getting practice started
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:07 PM
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Seems it is going to be another small contest
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:55 PM
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means more flying for all - good luck to the Unlimited Class - anxious to see this rematch from the Nats =)
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:54 AM
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Good morning from Indy!

It's a beautiful morning and although the turn out is light, everyone is in good spirits and eager to fly!



You don't know what you are missing!
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:58 AM
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Oh yeah, I almost forgot the biggest news of the day! Our long, lost fellow NCFR'er Larry Arseneau showed up! It sure was great to see this behemoth pull in!

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