Locations for FAI Aerobatic Championships in 2011 Chosen

During its plenary meeting in Oberhausen, Germany on 6-7 November, CIVA considered bids for various FAI Aerobatic Championships to be held in 2011. The 26th World Aerobatic Championships (in Unlimited Power category) was awarded to Italy. The Championships will be held near Ravenna, Italy on 31 August through 11 September, which includes arrival and departure days. The airport will be the Cervia-Pisignano Airfield (LIPC) which is also a military base. Competitors and officials will be housed in hotels at the Milano Marittima beach. Contest Director will be Dario Costa. CIVA also selected officials for the event. President of the International Jury will be CIVA President Mike Heuer (USA). Chief Judge will be Graham Hill (GBR). Both served in these positions during the last World Championships in Silverstone, UK. Turning to the FAI Glider Aerobatic Championships next year, CIVA selected Poland to host two events. The 2nd World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships and the 14th World Glider Aerobatic Championships (Unlimited category) will be held together in Toruń, Poland on 28 July through 7 August 2011. Toruń is located between Gdansk and Warsaw. President of the International Jury will be Mike Heuer. Philippe Kuechler of Switzerland was chosen as Chief Judge. More information will be provided on this website as we receive it. Bids were not received for the European Advanced Aerobatic Championships and the World YAK 52 Aerobatic Championships, however, contacts have been made subsequent to the meeting and we are hopeful organizers will come forward.