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29th FAI World Aerobatic Championships in South Africa | Mikhail Mamistov (RUS) is crowned in South Africa
Mikhail Mamistov from Russia won 29th FAI World Aerobatic Championships 2017! He reached the 1st place followed by his competitors from France: Francois Rallet (FRA) was ranked 2nd and Olivier Masurel (FRA) took the 3rd place. The Russian reached the title for the third time in his career.
All in all the 36 best aerobatic pilots participated in the championships from 9th to 17th September in South Africa and came together for the FAI World Aerobatic Championships in the Unlimited Category. The pilots competed in 5 programs: Free Known, Free Unknown 1, Free Unknown 2, Free Unknown 3 und Freestyle.
The sport of Aerobatic flying is high adrenalin and demands strict focus and extreme skill. Each pilot must complete a pre-set aerobatic routine in front of a panel of judges. Points are awarded and deducted for how each manoeuvre is executed, as well as if the pilot goes outside the competition area. The Unlimited World Aerobatic Championships will be held at the Malelane Airport, situated in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. Malelane is situated at one of the main entrances to the World-famous Kruger Park which is one of the principle tourist attractions in South Africa. Malelane is situated approximately 350 km east of Johannesburg.
Top 3 Singles Overall
- Mikhail Mamistov (RUS)
- Francois Rallet (FRA)
- Olivier Masurel (FRA)
Top 3 Team Overall