IAC Member comment sought on P&P 504

The Board of Directors is requesting member comment on changes to our Policy and Procedures (P&P) Manual regarding the team selection process at the U.S. Nationals and an optional method to fill vacancies with a pilot who may not be able to attend Nationals. Section 504 of the IAC P&P requires a 60-day Member Comment period.
The following motions will be submitted to the Board for vote at after the 60-day member comment ends on March 15, 2022.
Please direct any comments to Bob Freeman, IAC Director, 2bafree.man [at] gmail.com 

 

MOTION 1: 4-Minute Freestyle

A new criterion has been added to the team selection process:

504.4.3 US Nationals Team Selection Process

e) U.S. Pilot ranking for the 4 Minute Free Program

In the event that the number of U.S. competitors in Program 5: Freestyle program becomes limited at the subsequent WAC, by either the contest organizers or due to aircraft availability issues or other unforeseen circumstances, the slots allotted to the U.S. team will be filled in compliance with the organizer's formally documented requirements and if none exist, in rank order of the finish in the 4 Minute Free program at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships during the most recent Unlimited team selection year.


MOTION 2: Replacement pilot selection for Team Slot Vacancies

Currently 504.4.3. c)  calls for a replacement pilot for team slot vacancies to be filled by the highest qualifying pilot at Nationals. Under the following proposal in addition to this method replacement pilots may be selected in rank order of finish in the National Point Series Championship. This proposal also results in a revision to 504.4.3.d).

c) Replacement Pilot Selection for Team Slot Vacancies using the National Point Series Championship Rankings

Replacement pilot slots will be filled in rank order of finish in the National Point Series Championship at the completion of the season per P&P 227. Pilots must meet eligibility requirements per 504.4.1. except for the requirement to compete for the team at Nationals.   Slots will be filled in compliance with CIVA requirements for gender teams.  Team members need not to have flown at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships but may do so in the point series per P&P 227.  Replacement pilots will be selected in rank order of finish in the NPSC in their category, in compliance with CIVA requirements for gender teams. Replacement pilots must accumulate a minimum of 1.8 NPSC points to qualify for the team.

d) Replacement Pilot Selection for Team Slot Vacancies

Replacements for vacated slots not filled per paragraph c) shall be filled by the highest qualifying pilot at Nationals who has not already been awarded a team member slot, and who has achieved a minimum overall score of 65%.




A draft copy of P&P 504 is attached below which shows the proposed changes in each section.

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