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Dear Delegates,
 

Registration for the FAI Aerobatics Commission (CIVA) Plenary Meeting 2013 is now closed.

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for last minute availability and booking and for any additional information

 

Meeting schedule in short

Thursday 7 November
17h45   Departure from Stockholm harbour
Dinner & Overnight onboard M/S Victoria

Friday 8 November
10h00 Arrival in Tallinn
Transfer to the Hotel
Plenary Meeting
Dinner & Overnight in Tallinn

Saturday 9 November
Plenary Meeting
18h00    Departure from Tallinn harbour
Overnight onboard M/S Baltic Queen

Sunday 10 November
10h00   Arrival Stockholm harbour

 

Detailed programme and payment information

 

Information on how to get to Stockholm harbour

 

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Aerobatics Records

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Our Sport

FAI Aerobatic Championships have been held since 1960, when the 1st World Aerobatic Championships was organised in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Competition has now evolved into several categories including Advanced and Unlimited in Power and Glider, YAK-52 World Championships, and a new FAI Elite Series. The sport is governed by the FAI Sporting Code, General Section and Section 6 (Aerobatics).  These rules can be found under "Documents". 

What is Aerobatics?

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Aerobatics has been performed in aircraft almost since the first flight of a powered aircraft. In the early years before World War I, aerobatics served as entertainment for crowds fascinated by these new aerial machines. Later, it became an essential part of a military pilot’s training and utilized in combat. In more recent decades, it has been recognized as an important part in a pilot’s training in order to make him or her more proficient in controlling their aircraft in all flight attitudes.Klaus_in_Air_4

The challenge of performing aerobatic figures precisely led to the development of aerobatic competition. The first competitions were held in the early 1930’s, at the Olympics in Berlin in 1936, and at various national competitions after World War II. FAI recognized the need for a sanctioned World Championships which led to that first post-war competition in 1960 (1st World Aerobatic Champion Ladislav Bezak shown right).

World Championships in Power are held every two years and in Gliders every year. Continental Championships are held in the off years. Pilots who compete in World and Continental Championships are selected by their FAI member organizations and compete both individually and as teams.

Browse the Calendar for upcoming FAI Aerobatic Championships.

Aerobatic Competitions

Aresti_cupAn aerobatic competitions are a highly demanding test of a pilot’s ability to fly a high-performance aircraft, whether it is powered or a glider, very precisely in a programme of figures. These programmes are flown in a very small “box” which is a one-kilometer cube. Excursions from the box incur heavy penalties. These “sequences” are physically demanding and require expert control and situational awareness.

Aircraft used for competition are highly specialized and though specially built for this purpose, require superb handling and energy management in order to win. Pilots are judged by a panel of seven to ten judges who grade each figure on a range of 0 to 10. “Freestyle” programmes are also included in competitions which are flown to different criteria. Scores are processed using a statistical system called “FairPlay”.Ladislav_Bezak_-_1960_World_Aerobatic_Champion

While several FAI Aerobatic Championships are held each year, local, regional, and national competitions number in the hundreds throughout the world. To achieve a slot on a National Team can take many years of practice and preparation and hundreds of hours in the air under the watchful eyes of an experienced trainer.

Bidding for Championships

Bids to organize and host FAI Aerobatic Championships are welcome. Deadline for submission of bids is the 1st of October every year. Bids will then be considered by the CIVA Bureau with final selections being made by the plenary in November. Bids are encouraged as far in advance as possible.

The President of CIVA should be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details on organizing a Championship.  "Guidelines for Bidding" are also found in the "Documents" section of this website.

Organisation

Bureau and Delegates

Subcommittees and Working groups

Representation on other Bodies by CIVA Members

FAI Aerobatics Commission Bureau

 
Lars - Göran Arvidsson President
 
James M. K. Black President of Honour United Kingdom
 
Michael R. Heuer President of Honour USA
 
Nicholas Harold Buckenham Vice-President
 
John Louis Gaillard Vice-President
 
Elena Klimovich Vice-President
 
Matthieu Roulet Vice-President
 
Madelyne Delcroix Secretary
 
Hanna Raiha Secretary
 
Australia Delegate Elizabeth (Liz) Cook
 
  Alternate Delegate Richard S Wiltshire
 
Austria Delegate Ewald Roithner
 
  Alternate Delegate Jürgen Schmidt
 
Belarus Delegate Ivan Ivanovich Kasim
 
  Alternate Delegate Vitali Shamardzin
 
Belgium Delegate Didier Amelinckx
 
  Alternate Delegate Jacques Bodart
 
Brazil Delegate Alberto Bazaia Junior
 
Canada Delegate Carole J. Holyk
 
  Alternate Delegate Paul Goyette
 
China (People's Republic of) Delegate Gongyu Wu
 
  Alternate Delegate Juan Xu
 
Colombia Delegate Alfredo Garcia
 
Czech Rep. Delegate Martin Vecko
 
  Alternate Delegate Vladimir Machula
 
Denmark Delegate Poul E.B. Nielsen
 
  Alternate Delegate Lennart Wahl
 
Egypt Delegate Samir Abd Raouf Labib
 
Finland Delegate Jyri Mattila
 
  Alternate Delegate Petteri Tarma
 
France Delegate Matthieu Roulet
 
Germany Delegate Bernhard Drummer
 
  Alternate Delegate Manfred Echter
 
Hong Kong, China Delegate Cren Kwok
 
Hungary Delegate Tamás Ábrányi
 
  Alternate Delegate Ferenc Toth
 
Iceland Delegate Sigurdur Asgeirsson
 
  Alternate Delegate Helgi Kristjansson
 
Ireland Delegate Paul Van Lonkhuyzen
 
  Alternate Delegate Eddie Goggins
 
Italy Alternate Delegate Pietro Filippini
 
Japan Delegate Nobuo Ueda
 
  Alternate Delegate Miyako Kanao
 
Korea Delegate Sooyeol Lee
 
Lithuania Delegate Eltonas Meleckis
 
  Alternate Delegate Donaldas Bleifertas
 
Malaysia Delegate Amrul Wizar Anuar
 
  Alternate Delegate Mohamad Halizi Bin Abu Bakar
 
Mexico Delegate Luisa Romero M. Del Sobral
 
  Alternate Delegate Alejandro Parra Ramírez
 
Netherlands Delegate Barry Miedema
 
  Alternate Delegate Ringo Massa
 
New Zealand Delegate Russell Bell
 
  Alternate Delegate Marinka Hood
 
Norway Delegate Thore Thoresen
 
  Alternate Delegate Ivar Dyrdal
 
Philippines Delegate Meynard Halili
 
  Alternate Delegate Xavier Estabillo
 
Poland Delegate Jerzy Makula
 
Portugal Delegate Carlos José Dias Gorjaô
 
Romania Delegate Ferencz Laszlo
 
Russia Delegate Elena Klimovich
 
  Alternate Delegate Victor Smolin
 
Serbia Delegate Zdravko Lukic
 
  Alternate Delegate Miladin Stevanovic
 
Slovakia Delegate Pavol Kavka
 
  Alternate Delegate Andrej Zelem
 
Slovenia Delegate Peter Podlunsek
 
  Alternate Delegate Igor Zrinski
 
South Africa Delegate John Louis Gaillard
 
  Alternate Delegate Quintin Hawthorne
 
Spain Delegate Castor Fantoba
 
  Alternate Delegate Felipe Aresti Mugica
 
Sweden Delegate Lars - Göran Arvidsson
 
  Alternate Delegate Pekka Havbrandt
 
Switzerland Delegate Hanspeter Rohner
 
  Alternate Delegate Philippe Küchler
 
Thailand Delegate Piya Atmungkun
 
  Alternate Delegate Surasak Sesawech
 
Turkey Delegate Nevsan Sengil
 
  Alternate Delegate Batuhan Mumcu
 
Ukraine Delegate Volodymyr Prysyazhnyuk
 
  Alternate Delegate Lyudmyla Zelenina
 
United Kingdom Delegate Nicholas Harold Buckenham
 
  Alternate Delegate Gerald Cooper
 
USA Delegate Michael R. Heuer
 
  Alternate Delegate Debby Rihn - Harvey