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A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

From learning to fly in 1983 in the then Soviet Union, Mikhail Mamistov has become one of the most d...

Understanding Aresti figures in Aerobatic competition

How do pilots know what aerobatic manoeuvres they have to fly when they compete? The answer lies in...

Flying the Extra 330SC Aerobatic Plane

What’s so extra about the Extra? The Extra 330SC is the most popular plane here at the FAI European ...

20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships: 20-27 August 2016

Forty of Europe’s best aerobatic pilots gathered in the small town of Moravska Trebova in eastern Cz...

Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Ferenc Toth has been at the top of his game since the turn of the century. The FAI Glider Aerobatics...

Hungary comes out top: Watching Ferenc Toth take gold

“I think it was enough,” said Ferenc Toth as he stepped out of the glider after his final competitio...

A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

From learning to fly in 1983 in the then Soviet Union, Mikhail Mamistov has become one of the most decorated pilots in the history of Aerobatics competition. We meet the legend…

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Understanding Aresti figures in Aerobatic competition

Understanding Aresti figures in Aerobatic competition

How do pilots know what aerobatic manoeuvres they have to fly when they compete? The answer lies in understanding what are called Aresti figures.

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Flying the Extra 330SC Aerobatic Plane

Flying the Extra 330SC Aerobatic Plane

What’s so extra about the Extra? The Extra 330SC is the most popular plane here at the FAI European Aerobatic Championships. We asked two pilots, Kenny Chiang from Hong Kong, and John Galliard, head....

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20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships: 20-27 August 2016

20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships: 20-27 August 2016

Forty of Europe’s best aerobatic pilots gathered in the small town of Moravska Trebova in eastern Czech Republic today, for the start of the 20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships.

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Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Ferenc Toth has been at the top of his game since the turn of the century. The FAI Glider Aerobatics World Champion won his first major competition in 2000, aged 32. That was the FAI European Aerobati....

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A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

From learning to fly in 1983 in the then Soviet Union, Mikhail Mamistov has become one of the most decorated pilots in the history of Aerobatics competition. We meet the legend…

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Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Ferenc Toth has been at the top of his game since the turn of the century. The FAI Glider Aerobatics World Champion won his first major competition in 2000, aged 32. That was the FAI European Aerobati....

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It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

“I have four sons, Jan is the youngest. But you know, when he was very little he was afraid of flying, he would not even touch the glider.” Jerzy Makula is a legend in glider aerobatics, often cal....

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Five minutes with Breitling pilot Aude Lemordant

Five minutes with Breitling pilot Aude Lemordant

If you're boarding an Air France Boeing 777 and there is a pretty, blond pilot called Aude Lemordant in the cockpit, you can relax in the knowledge that you're in safe hands. The petite Frenchwoman i....

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José Luis Aresti Aguirre

José Luis Aresti Aguirre

José Luis Aresti Aguirre (1917-2003) is a true legend in the world of aerobatics. Born in Bilbao, Spain, Aresti became a flyer in the 1930s in time to get involved in the Civil War where he served a....

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Upcoming Events

20 July 2017 2017 The World Games Wroclaw (Poland)
03 August 2017 10th FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Championships Chotebor (Czech Rep.)
16 August 2017 29th FAI World Aerobatic Championships Hoedspruit (South Africa)
03 August 2018 21st FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships Zbraslavice (Czech Rep.)
03 August 2018 9th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships Zbraslavice (Czech Rep.)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

23 September 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration (ceiling 15m - 30m): 117-c : 22 min 41 sec Akihiro Danjo (JPN)
20 September 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 435.00 km/h Travis P. Holland (USA)
19 September 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration: 192 : 12 h 46 min 29 sec Andre Mellin (USA)
19 September 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 730.00 km/h Jonathan N. Headley (USA)
17 September 2016 Parachuting : Lowest Score after 5 rounds : 36.00 sec Olga Lepezina (RUS)
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FAI and CIVA Awards

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FAI and CIVA trophies, medals, and diplomas aim at giving public recognition to those who have reached the highest pinnacles of achievement in aerobatic competition.

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Results

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Results of FAI Aerobatics Championships can be consulted on the Event Calendar and Results page or on the CIVA results website (along with the Contest data files, since 2008)

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Aresti Aerobatic Catalogue

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The Aresti Aerobatic Catalogue (Condensed) for power and glider aerobatics is available through the Aresti System S.L website.

 

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