Category: News

Orlowski is 2018 European Champion

Alexandre Orlowski beat off a strong challenge from fellow French pilots Louis Vanel and Mikael Brageot to take the European Champion’s title after an excellent unlimited championship at Jindřiuchuv Hradec airfield (LKJH) in the south of the Czech Republic during early September. Inevitably the French Team took the team title by a little over 4 percent, chased by the Russian Team in second and the Hungarian Team in third place. The event was somewhat affected by poor weather, and ultimately the third Free Unknown was…

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2018 World Aerobatic Glider Champions – Ferenc Toth and Jonas Langenegger

In the World Unlimited and Advanced Glider Championships at Zbraslavice in the Czech Republic both categories enjoyed a full five programme event. Ferenc Toth (HUN) finally took the Unlimited title by less than a half percent from Luca Bertossio (ITA) and Moritz Kirchberg (GER), while in the Advanced class Jonas Langenegger (SUI) took the honours by less than a quarter percent from Tomáš Bartoň (CZE) and Josef Rejent. Full results are available as usual at http://www.civa-results.com/

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World Games Glider Aerobatics completed

Despite a huge thunderstorm that knocked-out just about everything electrical at Szymnow airfield on Sunday, the 4-programme glider aerobatics CIVA / FAI special event at the 2017 World Games has concluded with a very popular win for Ferenc Toth of Hungary, Italian ace Luca Bertossio chasing him home a close second. The full results are as usual on CIVA's results website at http://www.civa-results.com and there is a supporting news page from FAI at http://twg2017.airsports.aero/news/ferenc-toth-wins-gold-in-glider-aerobaticsand some vivid onboard video from Luca…

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CIVA Facebook WORLD AEROBATICS

Launched in 2017 after some close co-operation with Jason Alexander, who ran CIVA’s video documentary team at the World Aerobatic Championship at Malelane in South Africa that year, our Facebook site at WORLD AEROBATICS  gives us a well-spread online presence to complement this News website and our dedicated aerobatic championship results info-centre at CIVA Results. This is a great opportunity for everyone with a view, video or gripe to post their own messages, photos and videos to swell the online range…

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Video preparations for WAC-17

As part of our preparation for the World Aerobatic Championship this year CIVA has teamed-up with South African media expert Jason Alexander of Red Star Productions with the express aim of making a 30-minute video of the event. The production will feature a strong emphasis from the pilots and judges own viewpoints, as the event progresses from the opening Free Known programme right up to the last Free Unknown and of course the crowd pleasing Final Freestyle – here’s an earlier sample from…

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Dmitry Samokhvalov is the 2017 European Advanced Champion

Russia’s Dmitry Samokhvalov was the overall winner at the European Advanced Championship recently held in the Czech Republic at Chotebor by just over 1.1% from Loic Lovicourt of France, with Roman Ovchinnikov of Russia in third place. Dmitri also collected a further set of gold, silver and bronze medals for the individual programmes, other medal positions across all the programmes going to Valerii Nalyvayko (UKR), Rodolfo Natale (ITA), Bastien Le Roux (FRA) and Vladimir Kotelnikov (RUS). All the results are as…

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Mikhail Mamistov – 2017 World Aerobatic Champion

After a closely fought World Aerobatic Championship at Malelane in South Africa, for the third time in his illustrious career Russian pilot Mikhail Mamistov again proved that steady and accurate flying provides the best approach to success. Throughout this gruelling event in temperatures well into the mid 30's the top positions had been shared between only a few pilots, with as usual an especially strong showing from the French team and some great flights by pilots from several other countries. The…

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Roman Ovchinnikov is the 2018 World Advanced Aerobatic Champion

During a week of hot days and occasional thunderstorms at Strejnic Airleid in Romania, in the 13th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championship Roman Ovchinnikov (RUS) emerged a worthy winner, with Bastien Le Roux (FRA) and Andrei-Mihai Serbu (ROM) close behind in the silver and bronze medal positions. In the Team classification France took the top slot from runners-up USA and Romania. The full set of four programmes – Free Known and three Free Unknowns – was completed in good time, the Romanian…

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WACL signing ceremony in China

Many months of negotiations between CIVA President Nick Buckenham and British and Chinese executives from World Air Carnival Ltd., a UK based company dedicated to mounting a new series of aerobatic "World Air Master" (WAM) and "Formation Aerobatic Challenge" (FAC) tournaments in China, have now culminated in a formal agreement between CIVA and WACL to jointly manage these events. At a ceremony in China recently Vice President John Gaillard represented CIVA along with FAI Executive Board member Gillian Rayner, WACL's Managing Director Mark Jefferies and…

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1st FAI Formation Aerobatic Challenge

Held at the Shangjie Airport in Zhengzhou City, China from April 29th to May 1st 2017 the first FAI / CIVA Formation Aerobatic Challenge event was a major success, with 12 world-leading aerobatic teams and 41 pilots all performing to their absolute maximum to show just their formation skills. Although the event was planned from the start as a pure competition, at a late stage for safety reasons the Aero Sport Federation of China required organisers World Air Carnival Ltd to revise the…

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