The location of the 27th FAI World Aerobatic Championships, to be held in the USA, has been changed.
The USA's bid for the Championships originally included the site of the airport in Jean, Nevada, near Las Vegas. That airport is no longer available for the Championships.
WAC will now be held at the North Texas Regional Airport in Sherman/Denison, Texas (ICAO: KGYI). The airport has been the site of the US National Aerobatic Championships almost continuously since 1972. Formerly the Perrin Air Force Base, the airport features large runways, ramps, and hangars and has been an excellent site for aerobatic competitions since the military closed their operations there in 1971.
Contest Director will be Chris Rudd. Many of the Americans active in organizing regional competitions and the US Nationals will be working in the contest organization. Dates remain the same: 9-20 October 2013.
For those who attended the 2010 CIVA plenary meeting in Oberhausen, Germany, this site will be familiar as the USA had proposed WAC 2011 be held there. Additional details will be provided in due course and the final report on the preparations for the WAC will be made at the CIVA plenary meeting in Lausanne in November.