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PROVISIONAL Contest Calendar and events listing for 2010

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:39 am
by Flyer1
Link to this years Provisional Contest Calendar. Should be a good year for aerobatics in Ireland. Watch this space 8)

http://aerobatics.org.uk/events-info.htm

Re: PROVISIONAL Contest Calendar and events listing for 2010

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:09 pm
by alphaLaura
This is the briefing sheet for the Loop Beginner events taking place this year: http://www.aerobatics.org.uk/sites10/LO ... 2010v1.pdf

Re: PROVISIONAL Contest Calendar and events listing for 2010

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:23 pm
by michael747
I was ony looking at this last week :D
I hope to enter into the May Loop Day if all goes to plan.

How many box flights would you recommend it would take
to have any chance of standing on the podium????

Re: PROVISIONAL Contest Calendar and events listing for 2010

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:44 pm
by alphaLaura
Before doing the Loop day last year, I think I did approx 30 mins flying the sequence in the box: flying the sequence, repositioning and flying it again etc etc. During that flight I probably flew the sequence 6 times (flying it doesn't take long but repositioning and taking critique bumps up the time in the air) On the competition day itself, I flew the sequence in the competition box once as a practice run and then once again for the competition flight in the afternoon.

Before ever flying in the box, have someone explain each part of the sequence to you. Knowing where to look and at what time is crucial.

Re: PROVISIONAL Contest Calendar and events listing for 2010

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:37 pm
by michael747
Just 30 mins.... doesn't sound like much, maybe your a natural.......

Did you have many hours of Aero training altogether before you competed Laura?

Re: PROVISIONAL Contest Calendar and events listing for 2010

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:53 pm
by alphaLaura
In the few months before the competition I did, in total, about an hour and a half of training towards the beginner level figures. During the previous year, I had done a good few hours of spin training / upset stuff and basic figures in a Super Decathlon and a few hours here and there on various other types before that again. It all depends on how frequently you practice and how you practice...

Re: PROVISIONAL Contest Calendar and events listing for 2010

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:02 pm
by michael747
That sound good. I was planning on doing four 30 min flights in the two weeks
leading up to the Loop Day. Hopefully that'll be more than enough to be competitive