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Old 10-12-2016, 06:16 AM   #31
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Re: 2018 Team Canada Worlds Selection Guide

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Yes we can send 9 pilots per class but there are a few reasons for sending a smaller team. One is that we want to send the strongest team possible. Based on what we experienced in 2014, to have 9 in one class who can hold their own might be difficult. There are points for the strongest overall team and this is worth going after. The competition is fierce to say the least.

Another is that with unknowns every day plus 3 rounds, organizing callers for a large number of pilots proved to be very difficult and frustrating at times. Pilots were also scheduled to call out the unknowns each day for the judges which also affected the scheduling for the pilot callers.

This is a very high stress contest spread over a week. 4 planes in the air most of the time (2 holding) and no excuses for not being ready. From a distant holding pattern (in the sun) to "in the box" with no time to mentally get ready for each round are just a couple of the high pressure points. It was definitely taking its toll on the pilots by the end of the week.

If we have more than 4 strong, capable pilots, we can definitely look at expanding the classes if need be but the plan at this point is to send a more manageable strong team.

I hope this clears things up a bit.

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Old 10-13-2016, 09:24 PM   #32
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Re: 2018 Team Canada Worlds Selection Guide

Couldn't have explained it any better.

Seeing how Brendan was at the Worlds in 2014 and along with info from other pilots, we took everything into account when setting up the Guidelines for 2018.
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