|02-05-2007, 08:58 PM||#41|
I am: Dave Dietrich
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
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Sounds to me like you had a BIG success. Getting people to want to compete is no easy task. I think most people fear that everyone is better than them. Sam and myself have been going to a couple clubs in the area trying to promote the MAAC Scale Aerobatics Nationals and IMAC flying in general. The one thing we try to do is sell the fact that this is a no pressure competition thing that is a lot of fun. We also joke and say that no matter how bad you think you are there is always someone worse. We have one club already who wants to run a one day "just for fun" mini contest. We will go and help them set it up and judge. The good thing about this is they are less intimidated to compete against guys they already fly with from their club. It's a no pressure way to introduce them to competition and show them how much fun it is. The guys who do attend will tell the ones who didn't how much fun they had and it will snowball from there. I bet we will get a few guys hooked. You have only done one contest yourself and look how hooked you are. If you can get to a couple local clubs and bring some copies of the Basic sequence to hand out and explain how easy the maneuvers are you will see some faces light up.
We tell them the worst that will happen is they will have a good time and become a better flyer.
If you can swing it with your schedule it would be great to see you at the Nats.
|02-06-2007, 07:55 AM||#42|
I am: Ken E
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JIMS POWERPOINT PRESENTATION WAS EXCELLENT!
HE EXPLAINED ALL THE MANOUVERS REQUIRED FOR THE IMAC COMPETION, MAKING IT ALOT LESS INTIMIDATING. I WILL BE TRYING SOME CONTEST THIS YEAR THANKS TO JIM (& ALOT OFF HELP & ENCOURGEMENT FROM FELLOW FLYIERS IN OR CLUB)
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR CONTESTS KEEP TRYING I'M SURE YOU WILL GET MORE FLYIERS AS WORD GETS AROUND!
HAMILTON FLYING TIGERS
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