JANUARY - MARCH


13 JAN – CORRECTION

The new regulations for the FAI World Grand Prix 2003 will be available on-line at the end of January.

31 JAN – 2003 REGULATIONS ONLINE

The 2003 Haute Voltige® Operating Regulations are now online.
The 2003 FAI World Grand Prix Sporting Code will be online before mid-February after approval of the FAI World Grand Prix Coordinating Committee (FWGP-CC) of the FAI.


12 FEB – SPORTING CODE

The 2003 FAI World Grand Prix Sporting Code is now online.

 

26 MAR – CALENDAR

The Haute Voltige Air Musical "Dreamings" will be performed at the Sanicole Airshow (near Brussels, Belgium) on 10th August.
The 19th FAI World Grand Prix has been registered. It will be held at Motegi, Japan, 31 October - 02 November 2003.

 
APRIL - JUNE


01 APR – LATEST INFO AND CALENDAR

In February we attended the European Airshow Convention, with representatives of the industry, including the President of ICAS (International Council of Airshows, USA) who was one of the guest speakers.
Further to this meeting we are even more convinced that our approach of "Sport, Technique, Art and Culture in the air" must be continued.

1. FAI World Grand Prix™
The 2003 FAI World Grand Prix™ to be held at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan has now been registered in the FAI calendar of events.
This is the 6th FAI World Grand Prix to be held at the Twin Ring Motegi racing circuit and the event has become a “showcase” for the rest of the world.

When you combine an “unique” competition and the best pilots with an “unique” location and the best facilities, the result is something quite special! 

FAI World Grand Prix N° 019

Venue: Twin Ring Motegi, Japan
Date: 31 October - 02 November 2003
Event status: Registered, awaiting confirmation

2. Haute Voltige® Air Musical
Further to the European Airshow Convention we decided to cooperate with the organiser of the 27th Sanicole International Airshow and to perform the “Dreamings” Air Musical.

The Sanicole Airshow is the only civilian airshow in Belgium and will provide a great opportunity to promote “Dreamings” and the Haute Voltige pilots to a European audience.

Haute Voltige® Air Musical "Dreamings"

Venue: Sanicole Aeroclub, Hechtel, Belgium
Date10 August 2003
Event status: Registered, awaiting confirmation.
>>> dreamings story, music, illustrations

3. Other events
Discussions are currently taking place to bring the FAI World Grand Prix to another Asian country later in 2003. More details to follow...

4. FAI Website
The FAI have updated their website to now included a section devoted to the FAI World Grand Prix.
On the FAI Home Page, the World Grand Prix has moved to a more prominent position and has now its own section. In the pull-down menu, the Grand Prix link is now featured in the "other sections of the web site" menu.

5. Haute Voltige Website
We are in the process of re-vamping our website step by step and will inform you once it has been completed.

 

13 MAY – PATROUILLE DE FRANCE

On 17th and 18th May, at Salon de Provence, festivities of the 50th anniversary of the Patrouille de France. Open to public on 18th May.

 

08 JUN – WEBSITE

New layout of the Haute Voltige website is being put on-line step by step starting with the English section.

 
JULY - SEPTEMBER


04 JUL – 2003 WORLD AEROBATIC CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the greatest female aerobatic champion of all times, Svetlana KAPANINA, World Aerobatic Champion for the 4th time in the female category, and overall vice World Champion.

Congratulations to Sergey RAKHMANIN, the new overall World Aerobatic Champion.
>>> wac website

 

05 JUL – 2003 WORLD AEROBATIC CHAMPIONS – FREESTYLE

News from Lakeland, FL (USA).  Congratulations to Victor TCHMAL (RUS) who made it first, ahead of Mikhail MAMISTOV (RUS).   However, since Victor competed as an independent, he is "hors concours" and cannot be ranked.

Therefore the 2003 Freestyle World Aerobatic Champion will be Mikhail Mamistov. 
>>> wac results

 

24 JUL – HUMMINGBIRD

You certainly know the Hummingbird. http://www.esotec.co.nz/hb/HTML/HomePage2_F.html
Well here is the rotable version of the model by Kirk Longendyke.

 

29 JUL – NEXT EVENT 10TH AUGUST 2003

Sanicole Airshow, Hechtel, Belgium
Our programme: DREAMINGS Haute Voltige Air Musical.

 

07 AUG – HAUTE VOLTIGE AIR MUSICAL “DREAMINGS”

Haute Voltige Air Musical “Dreamings”, at the Hechtel Airshow, Sanicole Air Club, 10th August 2003
Link to this page

Haute Voltige
It is a private organisation founded in 1988 by J.L. Monnet, a former leader of the Patrouille de France when he decided to leave the Air Force and promote Air Sports world wide.
Since then we have held 45 international events in Europe, America and Asia, paving the way to Japan (7 events) and P.R. China (13 events in 13 provinces / main cities).

Haute Voltige produces 3 different types of spectacular shows:

A sporting event: The FAI World Grand Prix, an official international aerobatic competition open to solo and formation teams flying to music, and sanctioned by the FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale).

Haute Voltige Specials to promote precision flying with top pilots, performed in accordance to the laws of each country, with the permission of the Civil Aviation Authorities (flights under bridges or through a natural cave, for example). Some people call this type of flying “stunts”, we call it “professional precision flying” because it requires serious practice and preparation with trained top level pilots.

The HV Specials also include our Ultimate Challenge: The Race which is a race against time involving solo pilots only, in a programme mixing horizontal pylon racing and vertical aerobatic figures. It’s a harmonious relation between excitement, sports, and technique.

Haute Voltige Air Musicals, similar to theatre acts with pilots and aircraft flying a story to music. This is our mix of sports, technique, art and culture.

And Virtual Haute Voltige, our latest development with a competition for virtual Formation Teams.

Air Musical
The first flight of the Wright Brothers was 100 years ago. Unfortunately, due to WWI, aircraft very quickly lost the statute of “piece of art” and “sport machine” to become tools for transporting and delivering people, freight or armament.
Since then the destiny of aircraft did not change because it is where (transport and wars) the business was organized and fruitful.
After 100 years of public celebrations of heroes or machines, Haute Voltige thought it was time to consider aircraft as a tool for creativity, blending the mathematical precision of music to an artistic emotion.

Therefore, unlike traditional airshows, the Air Musical will not celebrate a pilot, nor a machine, but the Art of Flying, performed by great actors.
Yes, actors are skilled pilots and brilliant aircraft, supported by musicians and all the ground staff who make the show happen, but the Star is simply “Flying”.

Dreamings
Dreamings is an eternal story about life and death, dream and war, show and happiness, involving sharks, dolphins and a mermaid. insert link to detailed story

The original music score was composed by Patricia Leidig (Germany) and Pedro Toro (Spain) who are the two members of the Spanish group “Almadrava”. http://www.almadrava.com

Dreamings is a word of the Aboriginal mythology in Australia. It relates to the Dreamtime (period of the creation) and to characters like the Snake Dreaming, the Rainbow Dreaming, the Dolphin or the Shark Dreaming, and so on… (more info below).

An Indigenous Australian told me one day that reality was what was happening during our dreams, and that what we lived during the day was just a bluff...
Stupidly, I laughed…
And we finally wrote “Dreamings”, the Air Musical…

More about Dreaming and Dreamtime

The expression 'Dreamtime' is most often used to refer to 'the time of the creation of all things', while 'Dreaming' is often used to refer to an individual's or group's set of beliefs or spirituality.
For instance, an Indigenous Australian might say that they have Kangaroo Dreaming, or Shark Dreaming, or Honey Ant Dreaming, or any combination of Dreamings pertinent to their 'country'. However, many Indigenous Australians also refer to the creation time as 'The Dreaming'.

What is certain is that 'Ancestor Spirits' came to Earth in human and other forms and the land, the plants and animals were given their form as we know them today.
These Spirits also established relationships between groups and individuals, (whether people or animals) and where they traveled across the land, or came to a halt, they created rivers, hills, etc., and there are often stories attached to these places.

Once their work was done, the Ancestor Spirits changed again; into animals or stars or hills or other objects. For Indigenous Australians, the past is still alive and vital today and will remain so into the future. The Ancestor Spirits and their powers have not gone, they are present in the forms into which they changed at the end of the 'Dreamtime' or 'Dreaming', as the stories tell.

The Australian Aborigines speak of jiva or guruwari, a "seed power" deposited in the earth. In the Aboriginal world view, every meaningful activity, event, or life process that occurs at a particular place leaves behind a vibrational residue in the earth, as plants leave an image of themselves as seeds. The shape of the land - its mountains, rocks, riverbeds, and waterholes - and its unseen vibrations echo the events that brought that place into creation. Everything in the natural world is a symbolic footprint of the metaphysical beings whose actions created our world. As with a seed, the potency of an earthly location is wedded to the memory of its origin. The Aborigines called this potency the "Dreaming" of a place, and this Dreaming constitutes the sacredness of the earth. Only in extraordinary states of consciousness can one be aware of, or attuned to, the inner dreaming.

© Faces of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime
by Robert Lawlor

The Dreamtime, that happy period of earlier days, is well known. It was a halcyon era when the world, and mankind, and all created things, were young. There was a natural innocence in this period when animals were still like men. The interchange of form between man and animal is often puzzling, and there are times when we cannot be sure whether the hero or the villain of a story is a man or an animal.
Often enough, of course, the purpose of the tale is to relate how the animal gained its special characteristics and changed from a two-legged mammal to a bird, a lizard, or an animal. More important still is the connection with the origins of totemism, which was such an important feature of family and tribal life.

© Aboriginal Fables and Legendary Tales
by A.W. Reed

At Sanicole
After a world premiere in Japan, it will be the first performance of the Haute Voltige Air Musical “Dreamings” in Europe.
26 machines, pilots, 8 different nationalities.

Solo Performers:

  • SE-5A & MS 317 displayed by J.B. Salis Association
  • YAK52 & T6 displayed by members of the Sanicole AeroClub
  • Frank Versteegh and his Extra 300L, the Dutch Aerobatic Champion.
  • Peter BESENYEI and his Extra 330L, Hungarian national champion, 2000 freestyle World Aerobatic Champion, winner of the FAI World Grand Prix series in 1999 and 2001.
  • Klaus SCHRODT and his Extra 300S, German national champion, 2001 Freestyle World Aerobatic Champion, winner of the 2002 FAI World Grand Prix Series.
  • Nikolay TIMOFEEV and his Sukhoi 26, Gold medal at several World Aerobatic Championships, a great FAI World Grand Prix Champion, a Russian national now living in Florida with his family.
  • Pascale ALAJOUANINE and her Cap 232.  She is the current French Aerobatic Champion, also winning in 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2001. She was twice European Champion 1995-2002.  Pascale is the mother of a 25-year-old son and holds a career as an optician. Besides aerobatics, Pascale enjoys cooking, shopping, music, reading, skiing and cycling.
  • The OV-10B BRONCO displayed by Bernard CAYRIER, a former fighter pilot of the French Air Force and founder of the “European Museum of Military Fighters” More details at: http://www.meacmtl.com/

Formation Teams:

  • APACHE (5XL39)  Flying the only jet team of the Musical, APACHE also flew the FAI World Grand Prix in PR China and in Japan with 3xSU26 aerobatic aircraft, winning the 2002 FAI World Grand Prix Series. This is a special appearance, a friendly support from Apache (Jacques BOTHELIN, leader, Philippe LALOIX, François PONSOT, Bernard CHARBONNEL, Christophe DEKETELAERE) to Haute Voltige.
  • FLYING BULLS AEROBATIC TEAM (4xZLIN 50LX).  Winners of the FAI World Grand Prix Series in 1999, 2001 and 2002. The first aerobatic team with a woman as a leader and males as wingmen. Composed of 3 Czech pilots and one Slovak: Radka MACHOVA (leader), Miroslav KREJCI (right), Jiri SALLER (left) and Daniel POLONEC (slot).
  • SPACE KNIGHTS (2XACROEZE).  Flying temporarily with two VariEze modified for Aerobatics, the Space Knights programme is displayed by Ral WEBER the leader and Richard KUSAK, with Frederic SCHWEBEL as a spare.
  • MAT AERO TEAM (5xULM).  MAT flew the first edition of Dreamings in Japan, 2002. For more details concerning their team, please visit their web site at: http://www.matteam.com/index.bak.html  

 

11 AUG – EUROPEAN PREMIERE – DREAMINGS HAUTE VOLTIGE AIR MUSICAL

Despite the mercury rising to around 44° Celsius inside the control tower (all our gratitude goes to the cooperative attitude of military ATC controllers and a display director who smoothly ran a complex show), people happily made their way to Hechtel (B) and the Sanicole Aeroclub.

In the afternoon, the Haute Voltige Air Musical "Dreamings" was presented to a European audience for the first time and to mark the occasion, an Alpha Jet of the Belgian Air Force made a spectacular dolphin flight as a lead-in to the performance.
Quite fitting as Mandurah the Dolphin, is the hero of the story, and the Alpha Jet has definitely the look of a dolphin... In addition, the four L39 Albatros of the Breitling Team (Apache aviation) nicely joined the picture to complement our aerobatic champions.

Almadrava, the Spanish composers of the Dreamings original music score were also on site to watch 26 pilots from 9 different countries flying to their music, enhanced by a magnificent story teller in Flemish...
And thanks to the skills and professionalism of all pilots, the story unfolded through wonderfullly choreographed flights with sometimes up to 10 aircraft in the air at any given time, in the safest environment!

Among brilliant demo flights of the F16 or the Tornado and the outstanding performance of the Patrouille de France, the Haute Voltige Air Musical proudly raised the displays of "light" aircraft to a similar level of public interest, thus bringing a fresh approach to new types of airshows.

Thank you to Gilbert Buekenberghs, the organiser and happy director of the Sanicole Aeroclub, certainly an extraordinary location to hold special and unique airshows.

Stay tuned for the next "Haute Voltige" event which will be held at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan, 31 October-02 November...

 

15 AUG – VIRTUAL HAUTE VOLTIGE COMPETITION COMMENCING 2004

The Virtual Haute Voltige section of our website is now open !

Are you a virtual pilot?
Interested to fly in a Virtual Formation Team?
Want to compete with the world's best virtual pilots?
Make link to the concept page for more info...

 

22 AUG – NEXT EVENT 19TH FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX

2003 Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japan Grand Prix
Twin Ring Motegi 31 October - 02 November

 

11 SEP – THEY ARE THE BEST AND THEY CAN PROVE IT

All the winners of the 2003 World Aerobatic Championships will participate in the 2003 Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japan Grand Prix:

Svetlana KAPANINA, the best ever female pilot, ranked second overall (yes, including men!). Female World Champion for the 4th time (1996, 1998, 2001, 2003) she has no equivalent in the history of Aerobatics. In the past, Betty Stewart (USA, 1980 and 1982) and Catherine Maunoury (FRA, 1988 and 2000) could be two times World Champion in the female category, and Petr Jirmus (CZE) overall. But only Svetlana Kapanina has been World Champion more than twice.

Sergey RAKHMANIN, 2003 Overall World Aerobatic Champion and Alexander KROTOV, Silver medal in the male category.

Viktor TCHMAL (1996 Overall Champion) and Mikhail MAMISTOV(2001 Overall Champion) both 2003 Freestyle World Aerobatic Champions.

Svetlana FEDORENKO, Bronze medal in the female category.

In addition to aerobatic icons like Klaus SCHRODT, Freestyle World Champion 2001, Peter BESENYEI, Freestyle World Champion 2000, Jurgis KAIRYS and Nikolay TIMOFEEV, Haute Voltige could not present to the public audience a better panel of extreme skill for the most exciting flying by sport champions who are also the most brilliant display/airshow pilots. They can prove it.

 

17 SEP – MACHINES ARE VIRTUAL, PILOTS ARE REAL…

Come to Twin Ring Motegi and see the Virtual Haute Voltige Team performing at the 2003 Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japan Grand Prix.

All pilots are Italian.


Leader Stefano   "Capo" CAPORELLI   (33)
#2         Marco    "Shark" COVA            (16)
#3         Davide   "Jackmall" VELLANI   (28)
#4         Alberto "Boris" BORIA             (37)
#5 solo Francesco "Mix" MISSARINO    (27)

 

 
OCTOBER - DECEMBER


01 OCT – 2003 HAUTE VOLTIGE AEROBATICS JAPAN GRAND PRIX

FAI News: Posted by Jean Marc on 01 October at 11:25 AM

Held every year since 1998, the Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japan Grand Prix is the showcase for the FAI World Grand Prix, an aerobatic competition of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world airsports federation. In 2002, the spectators reached a total of 50,000.
The 2003 Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japan Grand Prix will be held from 31 October to 2 November inclusive at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan (130 km North-East of Tokyo).
Its highlight will be the 19th FAI World Grand Prix featuring 50 pilots from 16 different nationalities, including Grand Prix champions like Peter Besenyei (HUN), Jurgis Kairys (LTU) and Klaus Schrodt (GER), the 2001 and 2003 World Aerobatic Champions, as well as the Flying Bulls and the Matadors Formation Teams.
Svetlana Kapanina, the best ever.

A special award will be made to Svetlana Kapanina who is the first pilot ever to win a World Champion title more than twice and deserves the award of best female aerobatic pilot in history.
In June, at the World Aerobatic Championships held in Florida (USA), she was awarded her 4th title in the female category (1996, 1998, 2001, 2003) and, for the first time ever, a woman was ranked No. 2 overall (including men).
At the age of 34, an age where most men are lucky to have been selected more than once for their national team, let alone reaching the podium, Kapanina became a legendary figure of Aerobatics.
Before her, only Betty Stewart (USA, 1980, 1982), Petr Jirmus (CZE, 1984, 1986) and Catherine Maunoury (FRA, 1988, 2000) had been World Champions twice.

Two Programmes in the 2003 FAI World Grand Prix
The first programme, "Technique and Precision" will be composed of figures defined by each competitor and flown by all others without any rehearsal.
The second programme "Artistic Creativity" will be the masterpiece 4-minute freestyle to music for solos, 10 to 12 minutes for formation teams.
Launch of the World Grand Prix Virtual category
Commencing in 2004, the World Grand Prix Virtual competitions for Formation Teams and Solos will be introduced. This new initative will be launched at Motegi by way of a live demonstration by the Virtual Haute Voltige Team, a virtual formation team of 5 aircraft.
Haute Voltige Showtime
Apart from the FAI World Grand Prix competition flights, the audience will certainly be thrilled by the extra attractions :



The Haute Voltige Time Challenge : an individual race against time at low altitude over a defined circuit in front of the public audience, and including some aerobatic figures.

Haute Voltige Specials : combined flights to music performed by solos and teams.



23 – 31 OCT – NEWS FROM TWIN RING MOTEGI

October 24
All aircraft travelled by sea, they have just been through customs clearance in Japan, Haute Voltige staff and technicians will depart home in the next couple of days.
Aircraft will be delivered at Twin Ring Motegi on Monday 27th, technicians will then start reassembly.

October 28

The aircraft safely reached Twin Ring Motegi this morning at 8h 30.
The technicians started reassembling the 4 Sukhoi,
4 Zlin and the Extra, which should be ready for test flights on Wednesday.
Reassembly continued today under a pouring rain...
Most of the pilots arrived at Twin Ring Motegi. They will be able to start doing the test flights as soon as tomorrow morning, provided the aircraft are ready and of course if the weather permits it.


October 29
The test flights took place today without any problem after dissipation of the fog...Tomorrow, it's practice flight and weather is forecast to be good.
posted at 11:00 pm local time

October 30
Blue sky, sunshine and warmth were the perfect conditions met today during the practice flights. Pilots practiced the time challenge programme as well as their respective competition programme to music. Tomorrow is the Official practice day which will be also the first public day.
posted at 06:00 pm local time

October 31
10:31 am Japan time
An accident happened during the Haute Voltige Time Challenge.
The Russian pilot Alexandre Krotov, 36 years old, survived the crash of his aircraft and has been taken to hospital. The aircraft is destroyed, and an inquiry is under way to determine the causes of the accident.
The crash happened in the display area, out of the public zone. No other person was involved.
TRM decided to cancel the event further to the advice of the Civil Aviation Bureau.

 

31 OCT – ACCIDENT 10:31 am JAPAN TIME

An accident happened during the Haute Voltige Time Challenge.
The Russian pilot Alexandre Krotov, 36 years old, survived the crash of his aircraft and has been taken to hospital. The aircraft is destroyed, and an inquiry is under way to determine the causes of the accident.
The crash happened in the display area, out of the public zone. No other person was involved.

 

03 NOV – THE SHOW DID NOT GO ON

The 19th FAI World Grand Prix was cancelled.
Alexandre is still in Intensive Care Unit, but his general state is improving day after day in an unbelievable way.
His broken right arm, right ankle and left collarbone have been successfully fixed, all his limbs are moving.
He has all chances of becoming a very lucky pilot.

 

05 NOV – OUT OF INTENSIVE CARE

We are pleased to announce that Alexandre is now out of the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital in Japan.  His wife is with him and he is in the process of recovering faster than expected.

 

10 NOV – GREAT PROGRESS

Alexandre Krotov definitely entered the Lucky Pilots Family. Still in hospital in Japan, he can now speak and joke, requesting meat and beer or - why not - a Cognac.

The official investigation is still under way, what can be read here and there on the causes of the accident has to be considered as pure fiction at this point in time.

 

17 NOV – LATEST NEWS FROM ALEXANDRE KROTOV

The latest news from Alexandre Krotov is good, it is now a question of rehabilitation before he can return to Russia.  The time remaining could be only a question of weeks, not months.

The time of the accident was obviously not his hour, but it is now certainly time to be grateful to all the doctors and nurses who assisted him in the first seconds, minutes, and hours after the accident.

Starting with the Haute Voltige doctor, who could not have been closer to the crash site while making photos face to the aircraft run. Experienced in emergency units with the French SAMU and Europe Assistance, he reached the pilot only 70 seconds after the accident, just before Twin Ring Motegi Emergency Services arrived with the ambulance and stretcher, 30 seconds later. So, less than 100 seconds after the aircraft was stopped by the rubber wall and tyres, Alexandre was in the hands of talented doctors.
He was taken to the Medical Centre of the race track and then, by helicopter, to the hospital. This was really a fast rescue by the Japanese specialists and we wonder if the final result would have been the same had the accident happened at another airshow site not so well equipped, in the countryside, anywhere else in the world.

Certainly, luck was part of the happy ending, but not only. Twin Ring Motegi people are professionals experienced in Motor Sports and they are used to coping with accidents incurring serious traumas. It was definitely an extra bonus for us.

 

18 NOV – PILOTS AND NON-PILOTS HAVE FUN WITH VIRTUAL HAUTE VOLTIGE

Pilots and non-pilots also had some fun in Japan with the Haute Voltige Virtual Team!

 

23 NOV – HAUTE VOLTIGE COMMUNIQUE

Further to rumours, Haute Voltige wants to reassure potential organisers and all people concerned that A. Krotov, the pilot injured in Japan during practice has never been abandoned.
Despite a lack of cover from his insurance, for which nobody else than the pilot himself should be held for responsible, Haute Voltige immediately decided to provide this FAI World Grand Prix pilot with financial assistance.

All his hospitalisation and medical expenses in Japan, including associated costs (family travel, interpreter, hosting), will be shared by Haute Voltige and Sukhoi Design Bureau. The Russian aircraft manufacturer will also undertake the pilot's repatriation and medical treatment in Russia.

Haute Voltige takes this opportunity to extend its gratitude to Sukhoi Design Bureau for their support of a World Grand Prix pilot.

All funds raised by Alexandre's friends via Internet will be most welcome by his family to compensate any loss of income during his rehabilitation in Russia. Thank you to all generous donators.

Haute Voltige will continue its operations with top aerobatic pilots, including the FAI World Grand Prix.

 

27 NOV – NEW RULES FOR THE FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX

Further to a decision taken during its last annual meeting (10th Nov.2003), the International Commission for Aerobatics (CIVA) will provide Haute Voltige with a new set of Regulations for the FAI World Grand Prix.

The new Regulations are expected to be delivered in the next few days, to be effective in 2004.

The changes will apply only to the Solo Aerobatics Category (propeller-driven, single piston-engined aircraft) and will affect only the FAI World Grand Prix competition for solo pilots.

The other Haute Voltige products (FAI World Grand Prix competition for Formation Teams and jet aircraft, HV Air Musicals, HV Specials and Virtual HV) are not concerned by these changes.

 

03 DEC – NEW REGULATIONS ONLINE

The new FAI World Grand Prix Regulations are now on line.

 

11 DEC – ALEXANDRE KROTOV

A. Krotov will leave the hospital in Japan and be repatriated to Russia where he will undertake a complete rehabilitation programme.

 

12 DEC – NEXT EVENT!!

We have the pleasure to announce the Press Conference to be held on 14th December at AL AIN, U.A.E., where all details regarding the 20th FAI World Grand Prix will be unveiled.

It will be our first event in the EMIRATES and HAUTE VOLTIGE will be proud to explore a new territory for the promotion of International Aerobatic Competitions.
More details to come soon.
16 December – 2004 Al Ain Aerobatic Airshow

HH SHAIKH SULTAN BIN TAHNOON AL NAHYAN officially announced at a Press Conference held at Al Ain (UAE) on 14th December the 2004 AL AIN AEROBATIC AIRSHOW to be held 02-06 February. Organised by the AL AIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM PROMOTION AUTHORITY with the support of the UAE AIR FORCE and several partners, this event will feature aerobatic displays, including the 2004 AL AIN HAUTE VOLTIGE WORLD GRAND PRIX with:

  • The FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX (20th), for the first time in the Emirates, and for the first time testing competitors in the Jet Category
  • The AIR MUSICAL "Dreamings"
  • The Virtual Haute Voltige Team.

For the FAI World Grand Prix, applications for propeller aircraft and pilots are already closed (8 solos, 3 formation teams), but the Jet category is still open with 3 solos and 3 formation teams.
At this point, applications have been received from ATLAS AEROSPACE for:

  • 3 solo pilots (L39, MIG29, SU27)
  • 2xMig29 from the SWIFTS formation team
  • 2xSU27 from the RUSSIAN KNIGHTS formation team
  • 7xL39 from the RUSS formation team.

 

18 DEC – THE FAI HAUTE VOLTIGE WORLD GRAND PRIX SERIES

The new FAI HAUTE VOLTIGE GRAND PRIX SERIES will start 01 January 2004 and finish 31 December 2005.
Open to Propeller and Jet aircraft, to Solo pilots and to Formation Teams, to civilian and military competitors, it will deliver a World Champion title sanctioned by the FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale = the World Air Sports Federation), the international organisation in charge of all air sports.

Pilots Selection
Civilian pilots are either proposed by aircraft manufacturers as test pilots, or selected among the top pilots competing in the Freestyle World Aerobatic Championship ruled by the International Commission for Aerobatics (CIVA) of the FAI.
HAUTE VOLTIGE is proposing that Preselections for non-test pilots are made in each CIVA country through a CHALLENGE ROUND to be open to traditional aerobatic competitors as well as airshow pilots. The final list of Challengers will then compete with the Haute Voltige Defenders for the title of Freestyle World Aerobatic Champion (in 2005) as well as for a seat in the Haute Voltige Team of Defenders for the following Series 2006-2007.

Military pilots are selected by their own Air Force and, on a voluntary basis with their chief's approval, apply for participation.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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