FAI World Aerobatic Championships

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The FAI World Aerobatic Championships (WAC) is a competition in sport aviation organized by CIVA (Commission Internationale de Voltige Arienne), the aerobatic commission of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the world air sports federation.

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The WAC was formed in 1960, replacing the freestyle Lockheed Trophy contests.

The Lockheed Trophy was awarded for freestyle aerobatics

Winners Aresti Cup

FAI WACYearLocationUnlimited winner Aerobatic aircraft Freestyle Winner Aerobatic aircraft
30th [1] 2019 ChâteaurouxDéols, France Flag of France.svg Louis Vanel Extra 330SC Flag of United States.svg Robert Holland MXS
29th [2] 2017 Malalane, South Africa Flag of Russia.svg Mikhail Mamistov Extra 330SC Flag of United States.svg Robert Holland MX2
28th [3] 2015 Châteauroux, France Flag of France.svg Alexandre Orlowski Extra EA 330SC Flag of United States.svg Robert Holland MXS
27th [4] 2013 North Texas, United States Flag of France.svg François Le Vot Extra EA 330SC Flag of United States.svg Robert Holland MXS
26th [5] 2011 Foligno, Italy Flag of Russia.svg Mikhail Mamistov Su-26M3 Flag of United States.svg Robert Holland MXS
25th [6] 2009 Silverstone, United Kingdom Flag of France.svg Renaud Ecalle Extra EA 330SC Flag of France.svg Renaud Ecalle E330SC
24th [7] 2007Granada, Spain Flag of Spain.svg Ramón Alonso Su-31 Flag of United States.svg Zach Heffley Su 26
23rd [8] 2005 Burgos, Spain Flag of Russia.svg Sergey Rakhmanin Su 26 M3 Flag of Germany.svg Klaus Schrodt Extra 330 XS
22nd [9] 2003 Lakeland, Florida, United States Flag of Russia.svg Sergey Rakhmanin Su 31
21st [10] 2001 Burgos, Spain Flag of Russia.svg Mikhail Mamistov Su-31 Flag of Germany.svg Klaus Schrodt Extra 330 XS
20th [11] 2000 Muret, France Flag of France.svg Eric Vazeille CAP 232
19th [12] 1998 Trenčín, Slovakia Flag of France.svg Patrick Paris CAP 232 Flag of France.svg Dominique Roland CAP 232
18th [13] 1996 Oklahoma City, United States Flag of Russia.svg Victor Chmal Su 26 Flag of France.svg Patrick Paris CAP 232
17th [14] 1994 Debrecen, Hungary Flag of France.svg Xavier de Lapparent CAP 231EX Flag of Lithuania.svg Jurgis Kairys Su-31
16th [15] 1992 Le Havre, FranceCompetition not held
15th [16] 1990 Yverdon, Switzerland Flag of France.svg Claude Bessiere CAP 231 Flag of USSR.svg Jurgis Kairys Su 26M
14th [17] 1988 Red Deer, Canada Flag of United States.svg Henry Haigh Super Star Flag of France.svg Patrick Paris CAP 230
FAI WACYearLocationWinnerCountry Aerobatic aircraft
13th [18] 1986 South Cerney, United Kingdom Petr Jirmus Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Czechoslovakia Z-50 LS
12th [19] 1984 Békéscsaba, HungaryPetr Jirmus Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Czechoslovakia Z-50 LS
11th [20] 1982 Spitzerberg, Austria Victor Smolin Flag of USSR.svg USSR Yak 50
10th [21] 1980 Oshkosh, United States Leo Loudenslager Flag of United States.svg United States Laser Z-200
9th [22] 1978 Ceské Budejovice, Czechoslovakia Ivan Tuček Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Czechoslovakia Z-50 L
8th [23] 1976 Kiev, USSR Victor Letsko Flag of USSR.svg USSR Yak 50
1974No competition
7th [24] 1972Salon de Provence, France Charlie Hillard Flag of United States.svg United States Pitts S-1S 200
6th [25] 1970 Hullavington, United Kingdom Igor Egorov Flag of USSR.svg USSR Yak-18PM
5th [26] 1968 Magdeburg, East Germany Erwin Bläske Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany Z526A
4th [27] 1966Moscú, USSR Vladimir Martemianov Flag of USSR.svg USSR Yak-18PM
3rd [28] 1964 Bilbao, Spain Tomás Castaño Flag of Spain.svg Spain Zlin Z326 TM
2nd [29] 1962 Budapest, Hungary Josef Tóth Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Z-326
1st [30] 1960 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia Ladislav Bezák Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Czechoslovakia Zlin 226A

Winners by teams

FAI WACYearLocationTeam winnerCountry
30th2019 ChâteaurouxDéols, France Louis Vanel, Alexandre Orlowski, Florent Oddon Flag of France.svg France
29th2017 Malalane, South Africa Alexandre Orlowski, François Rallet, Olivier Masurel Flag of France.svg France
28th2015 Châteauroux, France Alexandre Orlowski, François Rallet, Aude Lemordant Flag of France.svg France
27th2013 North Texas, USA Francois Le Vot, Olivier Masurel, Francois Rallet Flag of France.svg France
26th2011 Foligno, Italy Mikhail Mamistov, Oleg Shpolyanskiy, Svetlana Kapanina Flag of Russia.svg Russia
25th2009 Silverstone, United Kingdom Renaud Ecalle, François Le Vot, Pierre Varloteaux Flag of France.svg France
24th2007 [31] Burgos, Spain Renaud Ecalle, Olivier Masurel, Matthieu Roulet Flag of France.svg France
23rd2005 Burgos, Spain Sergey Rakhmanin, Oleg Shpolyanskiy, Svetlana Kapanina Flag of Russia.svg Russia
22nd2003 Lakeland, Florida, United States Sergey Rakhmanin, Svetlana Kapanina, Alexandre Krotov Flag of Russia.svg Russia
21st2001 Burgos, Spain Mikhail Mamistov, Oleg Shpolyanskiy, Svetlana Kapanina Flag of Russia.svg Russia
20th2000 Muret, France Eric Vazeille, Eddy Dussau, Catherine Maunoury Flag of France.svg France
19th1998 Trenčín, Slovakia Nicolai Timofeev, Svetlana Kapanina, Victor Tchmal Flag of Russia.svg Russia
18th1996 Oklahoma City, United States Victor Tchmal, Nicolai Timofeev, Svetlana Kapanina Flag of Russia.svg Russia
17th1994 Debrecen, Hungary Xavier De Lapparent, Patrick Paris, Dominique Roland Flag of France.svg France
16th1992 Le Havre, FranceCompetition not completed because of the time
15th1990 Yverdon, Switzerland Claude Bessiere, Patrick Paris, Jean-Paul Mondiere Flag of France.svg France
14th1988 Red Deer, Canada Henry Haigh, Kermit Weeks, Clint McHenry Flag of United States.svg United States
13th1986 South Cerney, United Kingdom Victor Smolin, Nikolai Nikitiuk, Sergei Boriak Flag of USSR.svg USSR
12th1984 Békéscsaba, Hungary Kermit Weeks, Henry Haigh, Alan Bush Flag of United States.svg United States
11th1982 Spitzerberg, Austria Viktor Smolin, Nikolai Nikitiuk, Jurgis Kairys Flag of USSR.svg USSR
10th1980 Oshkosh, United States Leo Loudenslager, Henry Haigh, Kermit Weeks Flag of United States.svg United States
9th1978 Ceské Budejovice, Czechoslovakia Ivan Tuček, Jiří Pospíšil, Daniel Polonec Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Czechoslovakia
8th1976 Kiev, USSR Leo Loudenslager, Henry Haigh, Kermit Weeks Flag of United States.svg United States
7th1972Salon de Provence, France Charles Hillard, Gene Soucy, Tom Poberezny Flag of United States.svg United States
6th1970 Hullavington, United Kingdom Svetlana Savitskaya, Zinaida Lizunova, Lidia Leonova Flag of USSR.svg USSR
5th1968 Magdeburg, East Germany Erwin Bläske, Monika Schösser (Fleck), Peter Kahle Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany
4th1966Moscow, USSR Vladimir Piskunov, Vadim Ovsyankin, Vitold Pochernin Flag of USSR.svg USSR
3rd1964 Bilbao, Spain Ladislav Bezák, Ladislav Trebatický, Frantisek Skácelík Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Czechoslovakia
2nd1962 Budapest, Hungary József Tóth, Sándor Katona, Péter Fejes Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
1st1960 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia Ladislav Bezák, Jiří Bláha, František Skácelík Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Czechoslovakia

See also

The FAI European Aerobatic Championship is an aerobatic competition held biennially, alternating with the World Aerobatic Championship.

Aerobatic maneuver

Aerobatic maneuvers are flight paths putting aircraft in unusual attitudes, in air shows, dogfights or competition aerobatics. Aerobatics can be performed by a single aircraft or in formation with several others. Nearly all aircraft are capable of performing aerobatics maneuvers of some kind, although it may not be legal or safe to do so in certain aircraft.

Competition aerobatics is an air sport in which judges rate the skill of pilots performing aerobatic flying. It is practiced in both piston-powered single-engine airplanes and gliders.

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Aresti Catalog International standard manual for aerobatic manoeuvers

The Aresti Catalog is the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) standards document enumerating the aerobatic manoeuvers permitted in aerobatic competition. Designed by Spanish aviator Colonel José Luis Aresti Aguirre (1919–2003), each figure in the catalog is represented by lines, arrows, geometric shapes and numbers representing the precise form of a manoeuver to be flown.

The International Aerobatic Club (IAC) is a division of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the National Aeronautics Association (NAA). It promotes aerobatics and governs the sport of competition aerobatics in the United States under the regulations of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

The World Gliding Championships (WGC) is a gliding competition held every two years or so by the FAI Gliding Commission. The dates are not always exactly two years apart, often because the contests are sometimes held in the summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

FAI Gliding Commission

The International Gliding Commission (IGC) is the international governing body for the sport of gliding. It is governed by meetings of delegates from national gliding associations.

Sergey Stanislavovich Rakhmanin is a Russian powered and glider aerobatic pilot and flight instructor.

{{Infobox aviator | name = Svetlana Kapanina | image = Svetlana Kapanina (cropped).jpg | image_size = 275px | caption = Kapanina in 2011 at the Otopeni Airshow | native_name = Светлана Владимировна Капанина | native_name_lang = ru | birth_name = Svetlana Vladimirovna Kapanina | birth_date = 28 December 1968 | birth_place = Shchuchinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union | nationality = Russian | education = Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tselinograd Medical School, 1987 | racing_aircraft = Sukhoi Su-26/Su-31

Catherine Maunoury is a French aerobatic pilot.

Jerzy Makula is a Polish pilot who won the FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships seven times.

Markus Feyerabend is a Bavarian glider aerobatic pilot.

Georgij Kaminski Russian aerobatic pilot

Georgij Kaminski is a Soviet and Russian pilot. Absolute champion in FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Becomes world vice-champion Gliding Aerobatics pilot in 2013. Won multiple world and Europe championships. Master of sports (MSMK), honored coach of Russian team. Part of the Russian Gliding Aerobatics team.

Mikhail Mamistov Russian aerobatic pilot

Mikhail Mamistov, is a Russian powered and glider aerobatic pilot.

Victor Tchmal was a Russian glider and powered aerobatic pilot.

Olaf Schmidt is a German glider aerobatic pilot.

Sándor Katona is a Hungarian glider aerobatic pilot.

Neil Williams was a Welsh aerobatics pilot.

Luca Bertossio

Luca Bertossio is an Italian aerobatics pilot performing glider aerobatics as competitor for the Italian National Glider Aerobatic Team and as a professional Airshow pilot for the company Red Bull GmbH.

Madelyne Delcroix is a French former champion aviator and aerobatics pilot.

References

Notes
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  6. 21 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  7. 20 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  8. 19 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  9. 18 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  10. 17 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  11. 16 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  12. 15 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  13. 14 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  14. 13 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  15. 12 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  16. 11 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  17. 10 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  18. 9 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  19. 8 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  20. 7 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  21. 6 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2014-08-08 at the Wayback Machine
  22. 5 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  23. 4 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  24. 3 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  25. 2 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  26. 1 WAC, www.german-aerobatics.com Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  27. Ramón Alonson consigue la medalla de oro en el Mudial de Vuelo Acrobático, ideal.es
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