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Understanding Aresti figures in Aerobatic competition

Understanding Aresti figures in Aerobatic competition

How do pilots know what aerobatic manoeuvres they have to fly when they compete? The answer lies in understanding what are called Aresti figures.

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Flying the Extra 330SC Aerobatic Plane

Flying the Extra 330SC Aerobatic Plane

What’s so extra about the Extra? The Extra 330SC is the most popular plane here at the FAI European Aerobatic Championships. We asked two pilots, Kenny Chiang from Hong Kong, and John Galliard, head....

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20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships: 20-27 August 2016

20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships: 20-27 August 2016

Forty of Europe’s best aerobatic pilots gathered in the small town of Moravska Trebova in eastern Czech Republic today, for the start of the 20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships.

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Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Ferenc Toth has been at the top of his game since the turn of the century. The FAI Glider Aerobatics World Champion won his first major competition in 2000, aged 32. That was the FAI European Aerobati....

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Hungary comes out top: Watching Ferenc Toth take gold

Hungary comes out top: Watching Ferenc Toth take gold

“I think it was enough,” said Ferenc Toth as he stepped out of the glider after his final competition flight at the FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships in Hungary, on Friday 29 July 2016.

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Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Ferenc Toth has been at the top of his game since the turn of the century. The FAI Glider Aerobatics World Champion won his first major competition in 2000, aged 32. That was the FAI European Aerobati....

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It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

“I have four sons, Jan is the youngest. But you know, when he was very little he was afraid of flying, he would not even touch the glider.” Jerzy Makula is a legend in glider aerobatics, often cal....

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Five minutes with Breitling pilot Aude Lemordant

Five minutes with Breitling pilot Aude Lemordant

If you're boarding an Air France Boeing 777 and there is a pretty, blond pilot called Aude Lemordant in the cockpit, you can relax in the knowledge that you're in safe hands. The petite Frenchwoman i....

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José Luis Aresti Aguirre

José Luis Aresti Aguirre

José Luis Aresti Aguirre (1917-2003) is a true legend in the world of aerobatics. Born in Bilbao, Spain, Aresti became a flyer in the 1930s in time to get involved in the Civil War where he served a....

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Johan Gustafsson

Johan Gustafsson

Age 20 Location Dala-Järna, Sweden Profession I am currently studying at the University College in Borlänge to become a machine engineer. Years in Gliding  5, since 2....

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Latest FAI World Record Claims

08 September 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Distance in a straight line: 156 : 301,4 km John A. Ellias (USA)
14 August 2016 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 1 000 km : 153.00 km/h Alan M. Polinsky (USA)
13 August 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 255.00 km/h Francis Roman (USA)
12 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 95 kg payload : 4'764 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
12 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 95 kg payload : 4'207 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
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