Education - Judging
1) Learning Aresti - Jerry Hailey - Considered the international language of aerobatics, knowing and understanding Aresti is a vital part of any aerobatics pilot’s knowledge base. While perhaps visually intimidating at first, the Aresti language is relatively simple once you understand a few basic principles. The Learning Aresti presentation details the line, loop, and roll symbology required to become proficient at de-coding even the most complex of aerobatic sequences.
2) Official Flights - Jerry Hailey - There are several procedural aspects involved in competing in an IMAC contest that are of significant importance. Official Flights covers all the intricacies of the contest day that are not directly related to aerobatics maneuvers yet are every bit as important as the flown figures.
3) Mental Attitude - Steve Sides - Knowing the rules is a large part of the judging process, but equally important is carrying the right mindset to the judge’s station. Mental Attitude addresses the common pitfalls of the judging practice and will help you make sure you provide the high level judging experience you expect yourself.
4) Flight Path, Aircraft Attitude, Wind Correction - Jerry Hailey - One of the cornerstones of Scale aerobatics flight, Flight Path outlines the crucial concept of wind-corrected flight, when it is and is not required, and describes the differences between aircraft attitude, heading, and flight path.
5) Basic Components of Aerobatics - Jerry Hailey - Judging aerobatics figures consists of a few basic but crucially important key aspects. Basic Components of Aerobatics teaches the foundational elements that must be mastered before moving on to the judging criteria associated with the specific Aresti families.
6) Family 1 - Lines and Angles - Steve Sides - Family 1 includes some of the most common figures flown in Scale Aerobatics. Family 1 - Lines and Angles details the specific judging criteria for all maneuvers within Family 1, but also introduces key skills and concepts that will be applied through many of the other Aresti families.
7) Family 2 - Turns and Rolling Turns - Steve Sides - Family 2 figures are both some of the most challenging to fly and judge. Family 2 - Turns and Rolling Turns details the unique criteria for judging these seemingly simple yet complex figures.
8) Family 3 - Combination of Lines - Steve Sides - Though similar in appearance to Family 1, Family 3 figures all have some unique and specific criteria that differentiate them from Family 1. Family 3 - Combinations of Lines and Angles highlights the specific criteria and limitations for these figures.
9) Family 5 - Stall Turns (Hammerheads) - Steve Sides - One of the few maneuvers that appears in virtually every sequence, Hammerheads are a staple of aerobatics flight. Family 5 - Stall Turns (Hammerheads) covers the intricate and specific criteria required to accurately judge these sometimes very complex figures.
10) Family 6 - Tail Slides - Steve Sides - Found only in Unlimited sequences, Tailslides are simple in nature yet daunting in flight. Family 6 - Tailslides teaches the specific criteria for judging these figures as well as the common mistakes and ways in which pilots attempt to sell them.
11) Family 7 - Loops and Eights Part 1 - Steve Sides - One of the largest families found in Aresti, Family 7 includes a variety of whole, part, and hesitation loops. Family 7 - Loops and Eights part 1 covers the criteria for judging full, 3/4, and ½ loops.
12) Family 7 - Loops and Eights Part 2 - Steve Sides - One of the largest families found in Aresti, Family 7 includes a variety of whole, part, and hesitation loops. Family 7 - Loops and Eights part 2 covers the criteria for judging horizontal and vertical 8, and horizontal and vertical S figures.
13) Family 8 - Combination of Lines, Loops and Rolls - Steve Sides - Building on many of the aspects of Family 7, Family 8 shares a number of features found in Family 7, but introduces a series of looping figures that are combined with lines. Family 8 - Combinations of Lines and Loops details the specific criteria for this family and how these figures differ from those found in Family 7.
14) Family 9 - Rotational Elements - Jerry Hailey - Family 9 have several unique characteristics, chief among them that these figures must always be added to figures from other families. Family 9 - Rotational Elements explains in detail the specifics of judging rotational elements: rolls, point rolls, snap rolls, and spins.