A variety of beautiful and valuable trophies are held by CIVA and presented at the championships with which they are linked, along with the designated FAI and CIVA medals and certificates.
The trophies and medals are described fully in FAI and CIVA Aerobatic Championship Trophies and Medals (last updated February 2022)
THE ARESTI CUP
World Aerobatic Champion, Power
Donated by Colonel Jose L. Aresti in the 1960's and first presented in 1964 to to Tomas Castaňo of Spain. Aresti served as CIVA President in 1968-1969 and was its President of Honour up until his death.
THE MANFRED STRÖSSENREUTHER TROPHY
Winner - Final Freestyle, World Aerobatic Championships, Power
The original trophy was last presented at the 24th World Aerobatic Championships in Grenada, Spain but then lost. This new replica was created in 2019 and carries forward the full history of all previous winners.
THE ROYAL AERO CLUB TROPHY
Women's World Aerobatic Champion, Power
Though Women's Champions have been named since the first competitions were held, no special trophy existed prior to this trophy’s creation. The Royal Aero Club Trophy was donated by the United Kingdom in 1986.
THE ERIC MÜLLER TROPHY
Winner - Unknown programmes at the World Aerobatic Championships, Power
This trophy was first presented in 1994 and was donated to FAI by the Swiss Aerobatic Association.
THE NESTEROV TROPHY
The winning Men's Team at the World Aerobatic Championships, Power
Pyotr Nikolayevich Nesterov was a Russian military pilot, an aircraft technical designer, and aerobatic pioneer.
THE FAI CHALLENGE TROPHY
The winning Women's Team at the World Aerobatic Championships, Power
The trophy was donated by the USSR in 1987.
THE DARIUS AND GIRĖNAS TROPHY
The winning Mens Team at the European Aerobatic Championships, Power
The award is named after Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas, who flew their Bellanca CH-300 “Pacemaker” across the Atlantic Ocean, covering 3,984 miles (6,411 kilometers) without landing, in 37 hours, 11 minutes.
THE PETER CELLIERS TROPHY
World Advanced Aerobatic Champion
Celliers was instrumental in organizing the first World Advanced Aerobatic Championships in Cape Town, South Africa in 1995. The trophy was donated by the South African Aero Club in 2000.
THE ROLAND KŰNG TROPHY
World Glider Aerobatic Champion
Roland Kűng played a key role in establishing the Swift aerobatic glider as the foremost aircraft for unlimited glider championships. The trophy was donated in 2016 and the WGAC winner receives a half-size replica to keep permanently.
THE ROLAND KŰNG TROPHY
World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Champion
This trophy, similar in size and construction to the Unlimited version, is awarded to the winner of the WAGAC each year. As above, the recipient receives a half-size replica to keep permanently.
THE YAK-52 TROPHY
World Yak-52 Aerobatic Champion
Donated by South Africa.
THE YAK-52 TEAM TROPHY
The winning National Team at the World Yak-52 Aerobatic Championships
Donated by Russia.
THE IVAN TUČEK FLOATING TROPHY
European Advanced Aerobatic Champion
Awarded to overall individual champion at the European Advanced Aerobatic Championship. The winner receives a small version of the Trophy to keep, the floating trophy is then awarded at the next event with engraved new champion name and year of the championship.
THE CHAMPIONSHIP ORGANISER OF THE YEAR TROPHY
Best Championship Organiser
Donated by the British Aerobatic Association in 2015, the trophy bears a medal originally awarded to Claude Grahame-White in 1910. First awarded to the WGAC/WAGAC 2015 Organisers at the CIVA Plenary Conference that year.