The 7th Advanced World Aerobatic Championships opened yesterday, 3 August 2006, in Radom, Poland. 64 pilots from 20 countries registered for the event. Programme Q (the Known Compulsory) was to begin today but rain and bad weather have hampered the start of the contest. It appears that the day may be lost due to bad weather. Updates will be posted here on the CIVA website. Contest Director Marek Szufa conducted the General Briefing for all competitors and team managers yesterday. Chief Judge Pavol Kavka of the Slovak Republic heads up a panel of 6 Judges.