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Old Feb 18, 2012, 04:46 PM
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Anyone here know about or contribute to the 2012 NATS XC event? Just curious if this is to generate comments for potential rules there.

I certainly wouldn't consider myself much of an XC pilot or spotter having only done LSF III and IV 1km and 2km goal and return flights. But I agree with the earlier comment that fewer aids in a contest are probably more encouraging for the TD pilot trying XC for the first time. Then again, no varios allowed is very strict and honestly not necessarily "better" or "safer" from my admittedly limited experience flying from the back of truck without a vario. So I could see it both ways.

As a matter of practicality, don't you (as CD) hate to have to tell someone their plane is not allowed in the pilots meeting? It might even mean the guy has to rip something out of his plane or even worst case go home because he can't disable a feature.
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