IAC38 - Practical Aerobatic Judging

School Type: 

Session 2: Practical Aerobatic Judging

Dates & Times: 

3/24/18 08:00 PDT


West Valley Flying Club - KPAO


1901 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 USA

Additional Info (contacts, cost, etc.): 

Hello Aerobatic Pilots and Judges.  Chapter 38 is planning to host two days of Judging Schools that you just shouldn’t miss.  It has been a long time since an Advanced Judging School has been presented in California.  This coming winter (Mar 24-25) we plan to host an all-inclusive Judges’ School that can take you from no judging experience to ready for taking your judging tests.  And if you want to know more about judging and discuss the finer details and nuances of judging and flying with other seasoned judges, we plan to present the Advanced Judges Course at TCY with some live flights (if weather permits).  This portion of the course can be used to get your ‘apprentice grading flights’ in if you have not had the opportunity to do so yet.  We are hoping these two days will produce a large batch of new judges that are well prepared to hit the judge’s line in Spring. 

Proposed Schedule:

 Prior to day one:

Prospective NEW regional judge candidates must take the on-line Intro To Judging Course that is on the IAC web and bring your documentation showing completion of the knowledge quizzes.

Day one (Saturday Mar 24) at West Valley Flying Club – Palo Alto, CA

Practical Aerobatic Judging (Recurrency Session).  This course is mandatory for any Judges that did not get the minimum required flights in 2017 and have not had this course or the Advanced Course in 2016 or 2017.  It is required for any new Regional Judge candidates.  It is also HIGHLY recommended for any pilots that fly competition.  Why would you go to a ‘competition’ if you don’t know what the judges are judging you on?

Day two (Sunday Mar 25) at Tracy Municipal Airport - Tracy, CA

Advanced Judging Criteria Seminar at TCY airport (VFR - weather providing).  In this course we will discuss the finer details of judging and how that can affect scores, HZ vs 0.0 rules, presentation, Chief Judge Duties and other aspects.  We plan to have lots of video of flights as well as live flying.  This course is required if you are a currnet regional judge and want to move up to National Judge status.

NOTE: If the weather on Sunday is not flyable, we will hold Day two at West Valley Flying Club in Palo Alto, CA. RSVPs are important so we can inform people of the plans ahead of Sunday.

Bring: A copy of the IAC Rulebook (electronic or paper) and the Aresti Catalog.

Cost: $40 for one day, $80 for both days (to cover food + beverage - we'll have breakfast snacks and lunch)

PLEASE RSVP to Taurus Fey if you plan to attend, so we can plan accordingly. sundance82_99 [at] yahoo.com. 

Any questions my be directed to Dave Watson at:   dave [at] aerobatika.com