Posted 30 December 2009 - 01:43 PM
Hello fellas,and Ladys,Merry Christmasto ya all.
A few years ago.As a pritty newish Rev pilot.Myself and a few pals wanted to get involved more with team,flying at events,festivals and the like.Without the help and guidence of MENTORS[Captains if ya like].Like Sue and S Hoath,JB,Simon D,Felix and more.This idea simply doesnt work at all.Ther needs tobe people with a clear vision of what the goal is.They dont all have tobe world class or ex world champs either.I got quite sick of waiting for some premadonnas at some events,who decided to get involved at the 11th hour and could.Just because of who they wher.I think this should be a members club or organised in such away.That everyone knows whats going on.DONT TRAIN or TAKE PART,,,YA DONT PLAY,,,SIMPLE.Thats my take anyways.
Also ther then needs tobe an outer ring of sergeants to further organise the corprals[Captains know who they are],who then motivate and inform the and privates.Once the structure of Rank[if ya like]is done and dusted.Then the goal has tobe broken down into segments and filtered through to anyone who wants tobe involved.People who wana join are prospects.Once joined they become privates.Before joining.They and everyone involved.Mustbe aware of what they are entering into.This structure will HELP,GUiDE AND ORGINISE anyone who wants to be involved and improve ther skill also.
I know its obvious,but the more organised somthing is.Then the easier the end result and bigger the success.Could also be quite Fun,if done in the correct spirit.
I would suggest its like passing a driving test.
When i flew[and others]at Portsmouth and Bristol Mega fly.I was quite confident i could hold my own and ther wher people ther to help.I can tell ya.After Child Birth[watching anyways],its the most nerve Jangling thing ive done or been part of and im a pritty confident guy.I can also say,i wouldnt have missed it for anything.
PRACTICE,PRACTICE AND PRACTICE is the key and being involved.Aswell as informed.
The TESTs should be broken into lets say 12 parts[or however many required].Each part or each step of the test.Mustbe passed while infront of or witnessed by a corpral[you tube is a medium also]When the private performs the Test.Once all parts are completed....JOBS A GOODN,they can then help others and keep practicing,BUT at some stage,be watched,accessed by a higher Rank.
Its i think a priority everyone is able to feel they can be involved.NO exclusivity,BUT.When entering into the commitment has tobe explained what the goals are.
A rating on here.Like we have would be fun,Captain,Sergeant,,,,,etc,etc
Privates could have the number after ther rank[private 4 would mean ther at level 4 or achieved task4]
This keeps everything visable and all contacts are easy to contact.
A Monthly post of Ranking should be enough to help keep track on progress of all and numbers.
When we did the Ainsdale Gathering.I took a leaf from Monks and posted some Tips on stuff like,,,,OWN THY HOVER,,,,,,LINE MANAGMENT,,,,,,.These Things ,the small but simple things and attention to detail.Help make stuff work well.
Main thing is.This needs People to commit and take it seriously,but with a sence of fun,so all can get involved.