The 3rd FAI World Yak-52 Aerobatic Championships concluded in Russia yesterday, the 28th of June, with the completion of the last 2nd Free Unknown flight. The competition was held at Airfield Finam (Bolshoe Gryzlovo), Serpukhov region. Twenty-three pilots competed in the Championships.
The new World Yak-52 Aerobatic Champion is Vladimir Kotelnikov of Russia. In recent years, he has been very active in judging FAI Aerobatic Championships at both the Continental and World level. But he is equally skilled as a pilot and put those skills to good use against a wide variety of Yak pilots.
Russia also captured the Team prize with Belarus in second and Lithuania in third place.
Closing ceremonies and awards-givings will be on Saturday, the 30th of June. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to our friends in Russia for an outstanding organization.
Detailed results can be found at www.civa-results.com.