Plagued by some bad weather, the 9th World Advanced Aerobatic Championships in Radom, Poland has gotten off to a bit of a slow start but now that weather has improved, rapid progress is being made. Programme Q was completed today by the 83 pilots who remain in the competition. There were two withdrawals in recent days. Winner of the Q was Nigel Hopkins of South Africa, flying an MX-2. Alan Cassidy of Great Britain was in second place flying a Pitts S-1T. Flying a CAP 231, Baptiste Vignes captured the CIVA Bronze medal for his flight. The Free Programme started today but thunderstorms prevented more than 8 pilots from flying. Figures for the "Free Unknown" (Programme 3) were selected by Teams today and sequences must be submitted by tomorrow morning.