Though the weather has been uncooperative and the airfield wet from heavy rain, the 17th European Aerobatic Championships is coming together in Touzim, Czech Republic. Today, practice flying was scheduled but has not been possible due to the wet condition of the runway. The Judges Briefing, conducted by Chief Judge Nick Buckenham, is now underway with all Judges and Assistants in attendance. Problem areas have been reviewed, interpretations standardized, and the study course sent to all Judges has been reviewed. Opening ceremonies are set for tomorrow, Thursday, 2nd of September. 52 pilots from 12 countries are registered. Two countries have sent "independent" or "hors concours" entries.