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Offline Kevin Wilson  
#1 Posted : Friday, June 16, 2017 9:23:32 AM(UTC)
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Just read this in the minutes. I think this is a great thing for IMAC and we really need to embrace the International part of our organization and they absolutely should be included in the IRPS.

Henny (FAI BOD member) and Manrico managed to convice FAI there is no need for two set of criteria for the same discipline; FAI has agreed the IMAC criteria/rules will be the governing force in F3M; F3M is now F3M IMAC. France and Belgium, the creators of F3M are flying, judging, and scoring to the AMA Scale Aerobatic Rules. Freestyle is a separate event. All European countries participating in F3M IMAC will register the contest on the IMAC site, and will be requesting Unknowns from the Sequence Committee.

The European countries are requiring IMAC membership to participate in a contest, and have requested to become part of the Regional Part System. The question came up how can Europe require IMAC membership in Europe when we do not require membership here is the USA. The answer was the RPS, regional point system, mandates membership to receive points.

The European Region would also like to hold a European Championship contest every two years like the USA does with the Scale Aerobatic National Championships. With that being said, we need to look at holding the 2022 IMAC World Championship in Europe.

Embracing the European community potentially will add upwards of 300 new members. This leads into the argument of expending the manpower to add Europe to the IRPS, which should probably come with some commitment. The BOD agreed 100 international members would be the magic number for the international member regions to be incorporated into the IRPS. There is not only some programming work required to have the IMAC site show the International Region’s points, but a learning curve on the part of the Internal CDs utilizing Score.

Should we consider having a representative from the FAI as a non-voting member? The consensus of the BOD was to leave things as is, and see what time will tell. We need to focus on the European region. They have very skilled pilots. Doug has been working on this and has created a timeline for the website.
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Toby W. Silhavy on 6/16/2017(UTC), Dean Bird on 6/16/2017(UTC)
Offline Dangerous Dan  
#2 Posted : Friday, June 16, 2017 10:10:00 AM(UTC)
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Excellent IDEA!!!

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