The 16th FAI European Aerobatic Championships opened last night in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. The contest is organized by the Aero Club of the Czech Republic and Tomas Korinek is Contest Director. A total of 52 pilots are entered in the event from 19 nations. As of today, 6 July, the Programme Q has begun with Anatoly Belov of Russia in the number one start position. As contest results become available, they will be posted at www.civa-results.com.