The 13th World Glider Aerobatic Championships opens today at Hosin airfield near České Budĕjovice, Czech Republic with opening ceremonies scheduled at 18.00 local time. The Championships is hosted by the Aero Club of the Czech Republic and directed by Tomas Korinek. Tom also served as the Contest Director of the European Aerobatic Championships (Unlimited Power) last year in Hradec Kralove. Chief Judge is Philippe Kuechler of Switzerland and the International Jury President if Jerzy Makula of Poland. As of today, 34 pilots are officially registered for the event from 11 countries including the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, and Japan. Results will be posted daily at www.civa-results.com.