ALL CIVA 2020 CHAMPIONSHIPS NOW DEFERRED TO 2021

The CIVA Bureau has now been advised by the Polish WGAC / WAGAC organisers that this event will also be deferred into 2021,…

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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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