Winners rewarded at the Prize Giving Ceremony of the 22nd FAI World Precision Flying Championship
The 22nd FAI World Precision Flying Championship competition ended on Thursday in Skive, Denmark, but there was a ‘final stage’ on Friday - the official Prize-Giving Ceremony scheduled in the evening at 6 pm.
All the participants gathered at the Hotel Strandtangen for the Ceremony. Among the honoured guests were the Mayor for Skive, Peder Christian Kirkegaard, and FAI General Aviation Commision President Jean-Pierre Delmas who attended the event for three days.
The final results were made public already on Thursday – shortly after the completion of the final navigation stage, the RED Route. The most prestigious prize – the individual championship – is based on results of 2 of the 3 navigation stages and the result of the landings. This makes all predictions uncertain, but the computers fortunately were able to handle the final standings without any margin of error. At the end of the day it came as a surprise to many that French pilot Vadon Damien was in fact able to refer all the also very capable pilots from Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia to secondary positions.