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Old 04-10-2014, 02:10 PM   #11
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:18 PM   #12
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Yes Lee but your also running out of weekends to get the Ontario comps in!!!!

I guess I should have explained in my first post that I am asking the questions as a guy that is entering his fourth year of flying (and, I am old).

Guess I'll just shut up until my schedule and a IMAC comp jive......

Carry on!

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Old 04-10-2014, 04:10 PM   #13
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Thanks for contributing Will. That really helps a lot!

Small wonder F3A is in decline, run away to existing comps rather than promoting development close to home.....
Decline? Ouch....I don't think so.
We promote contest close to home in pattern, I can tell you from experience that I learn way more flying one afternoon with a good friend of mine down in Calgary than I do when practicing 20 flights by myself and learn even more when I participate in a contest.

Most people will tell you, trying to figure it out certain maneuvers, presentation, positioning etc..It's extremely hard without that second pair of eyes behind you.

I think it applies to any discipline....there is a good bunch in AB and other places that really enjoy IMAC. As I mentioned, if you can take a weekend to visit them when they do their workshops or even when they are practicing and/or when they organize a contest, it will be very helpful for you.


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Old 04-10-2014, 05:02 PM   #14
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Hi Brent,

Will is right about a second set of eyes, and is especially true for eyes that know what they are watching for!

I am new to IMAC myself and having someone with experience stand beside you is invaluable. I was flying lines that were too short and flying the maneuvers too quickly(throttle control!!) and not flying "the box" big enough. At least these were my 2 biggest areas of concern, there were (are) others!! I couldn't see these things myself and just having someone call out the routine is a great help to me, even if I know the routine it is one less thing I have to concentrate on .

Giving yourself time seems to be a big one and that helps shape the size of what you are flying. Some find counting helps with keeping spaces or legs more even and things centered, call it cadence maybe...

Looks like the closest event to you will be Medicine Hat June 7/8th but that is still likely 3 1/2 to 4 hours for you. Keep at it!! Any disciplined flying makes you better, whether you compete or not.
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