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8th FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Championships in Radom, Poland

8607-8th-Euro-Adv-Aero-Radom-POLThe competition took place from 1 to 11 August 2013

Glider aerobatic events in Oripää, Finland - 7th flying day

7692-7693-oripaa-fin-2013 2Today is the 7th flying day at the 16th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships and 4th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships. There is one pilot left to fly to have the first Known Compulsory for both categories completed. The forecast for today is better and the Organisers aim to have all 59 pilots to fly their free.

This picture was taken after the early morning briefing at 05:00.

Glider aerobatic events in Oripää, Finland - 5th flying day

7692-7693-oripaa-fin-2013Today is the fifth day of competition in Oripää, Finland, for the 16th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships and 4th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships.

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CIVA President's page: Meeting with a living legend

The winter is still keeping Northern Europe in a firm grip with snow and double digit minus degrees during the night and a few plus during the day, the spring is delayed but around the corner and with the spring we finally have the start of the aerobatic flying.

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FAI World Glider and Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships in Dubnica

WAGAC-WGAC-Dubnica-2012Check out this excellent video of the championships !

18th FAI European Aerobatic Championships in Dubnica, Slovakia

7628-euro-aero-podium-2012The pictures of winners and many other are available on Flickr

Mikhail Mamistov Wins EAC

Mikhail Mamistov of Russia has captured the title of European Aerobatic Champion in Unlimited Power at the European Aerobatic Championships just concluded in Dubnica nad Vahom, Slovakia.  The Championships' classical programmes concluded on Friday, the 7th of September, with the Final Freestyle flown on Saturday, 8 September. 

This is the latest in a string of victories for Mamistov who currently holds the title of World Aerobatic Champion and winner of the Aresti Cup in Foligno, Italy in 2011.  He flew the Sukhoi SU-26M3 to victory. He took second place in the EAC in 2010 and first in 2008. He is also a member of CIVA's Judging Sub-Committee and the FairPlay System Working Group.

Following him in second place was Francois Levot of France flying an Extra 330SC and in third, Olivier Masurel of France in a CAP 232.

In the Team Championships, France took the Gold Medal with Russia and Germany in second and third, respectively. 

Full results can be found at www.civa-results.com.

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