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HelicopterIRCHA › So what was the final pilot count at Ircha this​year?
08-08-2016 01:58 AM  15 months agoPost 1
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A few questions for those of you lucky enough to go as I had to cancel mt plans to go last minute due to prior obligations:

What was:
Final pilot number?

Are there Any new heli brands this year?

Anything new heli related that blew your socks off?

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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08-08-2016 02:48 AM  15 months agoPost 2
RappyTappy

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I heard somewhere in the range of 750 registered. To me I liked the Sab Comet and the interesting 500 eXo with a carbon monocoque frame by Compass. I didn't go just what I've seen posted and I liked.

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08-08-2016 04:44 AM  15 months agoPost 3
icanfly

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been busy today watching several youtube's of the event, like this

Watch at YouTube

looks like it was a very normal turn out, good on yas, great vids of great flying everyone, plus points.

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08-08-2016 12:09 PM  15 months agoPost 4
rpat

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Who ever this guy is he's very good. not often you see inverted funnels in the dirt.

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08-08-2016 03:43 PM  15 months agoPost 5
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That flight was sick! Who is that guy?

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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08-08-2016 04:39 PM  15 months agoPost 6
Ronald Thomas

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Man! He was NICE on the sticks!!!

Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!

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08-08-2016 06:47 PM  15 months agoPost 7
ICUR1-2

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Anybody know if the pilot is flying in mode 1 ?

spending time, paying attention

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08-08-2016 07:00 PM  15 months agoPost 8
banshee rider

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Back on topic
750 registered pilots is good but not great
There didn't seem to be any one big ground breaking
new heli or product either

But it is good to see that glow power "nitro"
made a resurgence this year

ageing is manditory maturity is optional

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08-08-2016 07:07 PM  15 months agoPost 9
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The 2 min mark look sick on that video flight!! Very nice!

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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08-08-2016 07:08 PM  15 months agoPost 10
fastflyer20

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I enjoyed the smaller turnout, it was not as crazy as the past few years.

Tom
CAUTION - my posts are based on my experiences, yours may be different.

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08-08-2016 10:32 PM  15 months agoPost 11
dunkonu23

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The Compass Team pilot in that video is Henrik Clausen. He's an awesome pilot. Video does no justice to how he flies--incredibly hard with great control throughout!

Scot

Team Compass USA - Team Pilot, Spartan Vortex,Team Scorpion,Team KBDD

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08-08-2016 11:08 PM  15 months agoPost 12
gologo

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Never did really hear the final count, but hate to hear it was a good 300
less than last several years past, if that is the true count.

But going up and down the flightline seemed as busy as ever to me, but did
have many more chances to fly this year on the main, (several cones open on
a regular basis out further at both ends).......just another great IRCHA
though all around, IMO

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08-10-2016 12:21 PM  15 months agoPost 13
Ed in Kansas

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Does anyone have a link for this years pilot count? Any links for past 10 or so years?

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08-10-2016 01:46 PM  15 months agoPost 14
rpat

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Can't give you an exact count but it was always over a 1000. Closer to 1100. down 30% is pretty significant.

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08-12-2016 06:46 PM  15 months agoPost 15
TheBum

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McKinney, TX

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I overheard one of the IRCHA guys say 729 while I was standing in the food line.

I was also told by someone else that IRCHA cheated on the count one year by signing up non-flying spouses for free. They were just looking for warm bodies to raise the count, probably to make the event more attractive to potential sponsors the next year.

Alan
Team Shannon (Only Fine Helis)

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01-08-2017 02:48 AM  10 months agoPost 16
IRCHA

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Muncie, IN

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Alan,

IRCHA does not count non flying spouses in the pilot counts. Although conspiracy theories are great, they are usually more interesting than real life.

The secretary assigns pilot numbers to those that submit AMA cards and could potentially fly at the event. If someone does not have an AMA card they then are not counted in the pilot count. If a vendor or person in attendance does not have an AMA card then they are not considered part of the pilot count.

We don't over inflate the numbers as sponsors could tell if we said 1000 and there were only 700.

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