AWAC Opens in Sweden

The 6th Advanced World Aerobatic Championships began today in Ljungbyhed, Sweden. A total of 63 pilots from 20 nations are competing in the event, setting a new record for countries participating.

A wide variety of aircraft are in use, though the most popular ones flown at AWAC are the YAK 54 and 55, Extra 230, various Pitts models, and other special types.

Zlin 50

Contest Director for the event is LG Arvidsson. Chief Judge is John Gaillard of South Africa. The President of the International Jury is Mike Heuer.