NEW RULES FOR A NEW AEROBATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Twelve teams have entered, from Romania, Lithuania, South Africa (two), Great Britain (three), France, Spain, Italy, Russia, and Australia (sadly, no US team was available), all competing in piston-engined aircraft. Teams will be judged on normal aerobatic competition ARESTI lines for two sequences, ‘Classic’ and ‘Signature’.
The Classic sequence is allocated the maximum K factor (K=difficulty), teams flying pre-described figures with any linking figure of choice. The expected sequence endurance is 4 ½ – 5 minutes, and a maximum of 8.
‘Signature’ enables each team to fly its best air display routine in an eleven to twelve-minute slot.
Teams can be made up of any number from two to six aircraft. In recognition of the increasing difficulty, those teams with three or more participants will benefit from a K-factor: Three aircraft — plus 8% Four aircraft — plus 14% Five aircraft — plus 18% Six aircraft — plus 20%.