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Offline Krzy4rc  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1:50:03 PM(UTC)
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Guys and Gals,

The most recent IMAC Newsletter is published. Please check it out!

Where, you ask? Well, thanks to the BOD and specifically Doug Pilcher, we now have the current link on the front page of the website and all of the editions available in the downloads section of the website.

I know a lot of you have wanted a more direct access to the newsletter and now we have it!

Enjoy the newsletter and let me know what you think!
Rich
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#2 Posted : Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:31:48 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, Rich, for your hard work in putting together this latest newsletter. Just got a chance to read it now. I have one small correction from my end: the last line of my poem was cut off. For anyone left in a holding pattern, waiting to land, here is the complete poem, as submitted:

The Beat of the Aerobat

Into the blue expanse of summer sky
I throw my fortune and my hopes.
With wings and wonder I survey
the world above and need some time
up there before descending back to earth.

Advancing throttle up I climb, rocket
like and plumb, to check the heights
of clouds and skill, rolling left, then
right as in a dance, light
with release from gravity.

Before my plane escapes my vision, too, I guide
it over a graceful arch, until fast approaching
ground is all I see, and while succumbing
to the appetite of earth for things detached,
roll again and again in defiance, cutting
facets from the burnished blue.

Pushing hard to inverted flight, I see things
from a different point of view. Pressure
on the stick reminds me that up is down, and
I must concentrate to follow a horizontal path.
The Extra was made for this, I tell myself,
and brace for more.

Throwing sticks to the corner I force a snap. In a burst
of energy my wings become a blur. Like a wayward
child nose and tail go off track and need correction.
The stress on joints and structure is immense, yet
my plane obeys with no complaint, rebelling
only at my command to return wings level.

Like a metronome ticking over the rhythmic pounding
of my heart I count my way through a hammerhead:
“Throttle up and push, and, wait, and… release!
1, and 2, and roll, and roll, and
1, and 2, and throttle back… rudder!”

The plane pauses in mid-air – a sentry in the sky - then pivots
on a point. Opposite aileron keeps me in a geometric plane,
and earthward bound once more I resume the beat:
“1, and 2, and roll: to canopy, and belly!
1, and 2, and push!”

The lines and arcs I draw through weather fair and foul
are my signature, the salient points of aerobatic discourse,
a test of nerves and steel, the embrace of fear.
Breaking through that wall, I emerge
free to explore the boundaries of my craft.

I must look beyond the attitude of pitch, roll and yaw
to see the art that I’m creating there
from the power and pull of wings through air.

Holding a precise line against the force
of Indiana winds or the vagaries of a Midwest storm,
with sunburned lips, lack of sleep or
a thousand other faults...
ah, there is the rub.

It is no easy thing, and still I try
to reach perfection, to control the direction
I will fly in that endless summer sky.
Greg Hladky
Flying on a wing and a purpose...
and physics, power, practice, preparation, plans...
and pioneers who pushed the envelope!
Offline Krzy4rc  
#3 Posted : Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:18:56 PM(UTC)
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Greg,
Sorry about missing that! I read the thing so many times and just missed it.
We should have it corrected hopefully by tomorrow.
Rich
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Offline rclad  
#4 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 11:12:07 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for making the correction so quickly! Thanks, Doug, for re-posting.
BigGrin
Greg Hladky
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Offline Kevin Wilson  
#5 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 7:05:55 AM(UTC)
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I love it. Great job Rich. One suggestion I have is to make this available to more folks somehow. Perhaps send a link to anyone whose email address we have, post to FG, etc. Forgive me if you are already doing this and I just missed it.

Kevin
Offline Doug Pilcher  
#6 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 7:11:33 AM(UTC)
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Hey Kevin,

The links are distributed by Rich, via Social Media as well as Flying Giants, that lead right back to mini-iac.org for the article. And this being a "Quarterly" distribution, the addition of "Direct Mail Blast" to IMAC members has been discussed at length and I think also a good idea moving forward.

We can surly make that part of the procedure moving forward in 2019! I will get that done!

Thank You.

Doug Pilcher
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Education Committee
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Offline Krzy4rc  
#7 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 11:12:44 AM(UTC)
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The links are on Facebook and FG.
Rich
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Offline rclad  
#8 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 5:26:11 PM(UTC)
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I'm not very current with social media, so I'm sure there are many here who could set me straight. I get all of my notifications for media I'm subscribed to via email, so that's my first stop in the morning and throughout the day. I'm embarrassed to say that, even though I was waiting for the latest edition of the newsletter, and checked The Hangar every day for a post about it, I somehow missed it for three days! My bad that I didn't check the Home page on this site or the Pilot's Lounge directly. Anyway, I would welcome an email blast for the next release. Thank you!
Greg Hladky
Flying on a wing and a purpose...
and physics, power, practice, preparation, plans...
and pioneers who pushed the envelope!
Offline Doug Pilcher  
#9 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 5:44:10 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rclad Go to Quoted Post
I somehow missed it for three days! My bad that I didn't check the Home page on this site or the Pilot's Lounge directly. Anyway, I would welcome an email blast for the next release. Thank you!


Greg, you know you can have any forum you like send you emails if a new post or new thread starts within that forum correct? You simply go to the root of that forum. In this instance "Pilots Lounge". Look in bottom right of page for a "Watch Forum". If you click it, it will change to "Unwatch Forum". Any forum you mark to watch will email you notifications automatically.
Forum Watch.PNG (53kb) downloaded 3 time(s).

Doug Pilcher
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Offline rclad  
#10 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 5:48:29 PM(UTC)
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Perfect! Learned something new. Thank you! BigGrin
Greg Hladky
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and pioneers who pushed the envelope!
Offline Bobby Folsom  
#11 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 6:03:17 PM(UTC)
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Good job Rich!
Offline heliperry  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:43:21 PM(UTC)
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Greg your not alone, I didn't know that either.. learned something new also.
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