FAI European Advanced Aerobatic


Held between July 20-28, 2007 at the Joensuu Airport in Joensuu, Finland

The FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Competition is organized by the Aerobatic Club of Finland. The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), or World Air Sports Federation, began in 1905. The FAI is a private, non-profit organization whose goal is to advance aeronautical and astronautical activities around the world. They are recognized as the official organization with the last word in air sports regarding rules, regulations, and world records. The FAI oversees the Commission Internationale de Voltige Aerienne (CIVA) which organizes aerobatic competitions around the world. CIVA began in 1960.

The FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Championships provides pilots a less costly alternative than many other competitions. It will be a Continental Championship First Category Event class competition featuring advanced aerobatics.

Most pilots never become aerobatic pilots. Aerobatics is precision flying at its most demanding, and it pushes both the pilot and the machine to the extreme limits of their capability. This makes it one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Even some of the best aerobatic pilots die every year. Despite the danger, aerobatic flying remains extremely popular with pilots and spectators. At the FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Championships, only the best of the best aerobatic pilots perform.

Special Notes for Pilots Competing in the FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Competition:
The registration fee includes accommodation from July 20-29, daily transportation from the airport to hotel, fuel and oil for your aircraft during competition, three meals per day, and the opening and closing ceremonies.

ATC services are available, as are a hanger and maintenance. For details on the airport and aerobatics box, see the photos and diagrams available on the FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Competition Web site at http://jik.fi/aeac2007/ or http://www.aeac2007.com. Numerous training airfields will be available for competitors. You can request an entry form from their Web site or by e-mail at competitionoffice@aeac2007.com.

For more information, telephone Matti Peura from the Aerobatic Club of Finland
Located in Helsinki, Finland at +358 9 533 219. You can also e-mail him at competition.office@aeac2007.com or matti.peura@fennia.fi.