The 2014 US Advanced Aerobatic Team still needs your help!

The 2014 US Advanced Aerobatic Team still needs your help!  YOUR CONTRIBUTION is GREATLY appreciated.  We are so thankful for the contributors who have helped us so far.  We still have some things not covered (like team car rental in Europe, and the likely fees we’ll pay at the practice site airport).  Tax-deductible donations can still be made to the Team care of the IAC at:

 

Our sincere appreciation to all those who have contributed already – many thanks.

 

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Craig Gifford and his winning smile has arrived at last. We now have a complete team for the Advanced World Aerobatic Championship. A few more days of practice here at Most, Czech Republic, and we head for Dubnica Vad Nashom, Slovakia.

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Marty Flournoy has decided that he LOVES this little doggie and is seriously thinking of taking him home with him in his checked baggage. He says he’ll fit. It all depends, though, on whether he can teach the pooch how to fly aerobatics in an MX.

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Mark is here, too.

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After a 9 hour flight from New York, Mark Nowosielski (aka N+10) has arrived for a few days of honing his considerable skills as a world class aerobatic pilot.  The weather has been cooperating today, and good practice is being had by all.

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Wrenching…..

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installing a sequence holder, supervised by Marty.

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Rain day

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After waiting all day for the ceiling to raise and the skies to clear , at 7:30 pm, a few flights were made. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better. Matt had a pretty good practice flight with Nikolai coaching.

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Our Team Coach

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Nikolai Timofeev, 3 time Unlimited World Champion.

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Matt Lane, looking serious.

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And another one arrives

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Matt Lane arrived on Monday, swelling our numbers to 5. We are still missing 2. They’ll be here tomorrow.

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Gary, Rachael and Gregg Panzl, and Marty Flournoy, watching Mark tearing up the sky.

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The Team

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20 hours of travel wore out the team mechanic, Gary DeBaun last Thursday. Luckily, a bench was handy when he was felled by a nap attack.  Anyone who knows him has seen Gary in this position in the past.

 

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