WAAC Finishes -- Vignes Captures World Title

The 9th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championships was completed on Saturday, the 14th of August, in Radom, Poland with Baptiste Vignes winning the title of World Advanced Aerobatic Champion. Baptiste was flying the CAP 231 (F-GVFF) and was well coached by French Team trainer Coco Bessiere who has trained many French Champions. In second was Nigel Hopkins of South Africa (MX-2) and in third, Julian Ehrhard to France (CAP 231). The French also captured the FAI Team Gold Medals as well with excellent performances by Vignes' team-mates, Julian Ehrhard and Simon De La Breteche. In second was South Africa and third Russia. The competition was the largest in the history of the Advanced category, attracting 83 pilots from 25 nations and though delayed by bad weather at the beginning, all flight programmes were ultimately completed. Full results are at www.civa-results.com.