Old 04-28-2008, 04:33 PM
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Default RE: I would never enter a contest because......

One thing competition will do is force you into a routine and structure your flying. This will improve your sport flying and make you a better pilot generally. Mechanically your planes and pit equipment will improve. Your ability to tune engines and get better performance from your aircraft through trimming and prop selection. The list goes on and on as to the benefits.
We have run fun races the last several years and we just stood up 2 poles at the ends of the runway. This generated a tremendous amount of interest and was quite succesful. It actually prompted me to organize the real AMA events which are now being held annually. Nothing like flying inside the real triangular course!