01 OCT – BEST OF HAUTE VOLTIGE
The DVD "Best of Haute Voltige Vol. 1" contains spectacular footage of an accident in Japan (end of 2003). HV would like to precise this DVD was released only after the pilot resumed his career with international aerobatic competition.
Therefore, we are quite pleased to inform you that Alexander Krotov was back to the European Aerobatic Championships in September 2006, and ranked among the top 10. This is a happy ending to a dramatic story.
07 OCT – CHANGE TO PILOT LINE-UP AT MOTEGI
Early August we announced that Svetlana Kapanina would replace Klaus Schrodt who had withdrawn from the event due to aircraft problems.
Everyone made a concerted effort to prepare Svetlana's aircraft in time and her aircraft was dismantled, packed into the container and left Moscow for its’ journey to Twin Ring Motegi.
Unfortunately, the aircraft only got as far as St. Petersburg, where it was blocked in customs and missed the last vessel to Japan.
Despite all efforts to find another aircraft, none were available and Svetlana has had to withdraw from the competition.
We have made a complete loop, as Svetlana will be replaced by Klaus Schrodt as Peter Besenyei has offered his second aircraft (an Extra 330L) for him to fly during the competition.
23 OCT – COUNTDOWN TO MOTEGI
The final preparations are well under way for the 2006 Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japan Grand Prix to be held at Twin Ring Motegi.
Aircraft from Russia, England, Hungary and Czech Republic have been arriving at Tokyo this past week and will be delivered to Motegi once customs formalities are completed. Pilots and technicians will start aircraft reassembly on Friday 27th.
Besenyei, Bonhomme and Jones, Chmal, Kairys, Mamistov, Mangold, and Schrodt will then practice their aerobatic programme during the following week to provide you with the state of the art competition.
30 OCT to 05 NOV – 2006 HAUTE VOLTIGE AEROBATICS JAPAN GRAND PRIX
To stay up to date while we're in Japan, check the event reports, photos and results.
06 NOV – GREAT SUCCESS
Today, Twin Ring Motegi confirmed the 2007 Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japan Grand Prix will be held Friday 02 to Sunday 04 November 2007. See you there!
12 NOV – MORE MOTEGI PHOTOS
Our final photos from the 2006 Haute Voltige Aerobatics Japan Grand Prix are now online.
13 NOV– ESTEEMED AWARD FOR “WINGS OVER AL AIN”
Haute Voltige Productions, "Wings Over Al Ain" was awarded the "Mention d'Honneur" in the "Documentary Reportage" section at the Sport Movies & TV 2006 – 24th Milano International FICTS Festival.
Video Director, Pedro Toro and Music Creator, Patricia Leidig travelled to Milan for the Award Ceremony.
Congratulations to all of the team!
08 DEC – “WINGS OVER AL AIN” HAS DONE IT AGAIN
Congratulations to Pedro Toro and his team who made the movie!
Last night, the 2006 Payerne International Air Film Festival "Imag'in Air" awarded 3rd place to the Haute Voltige Productions movie "Wings Over Al Ain".
Since its release in 2005, "Wings over Al Ain" has competed in 6 international film festivals and on each occasion was selected and "fighting for the title".
It has received awards from four of the six festivals.
2005 "El Yelmo International Air Film Festival", Andalucia, Spain.
"Best Movie and Best Air Sports Movie"
2005 “Girona Film Festival”, Spain.
"Best Girona Documentary"
2006 "Federation Internationale Television Sportive" (FICTS), Festival, Milano, Italy.
"Mention of Honour"
2006 "Imag'in Air", Payerne International Air Film Festival, Switzerland.
2006/07 – “YR PROJECT”
To celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of the new one, watch the video of our friend Yves ROSSY who has just made public his fantastic challenge: to fly like Icarus, to climb in altitude with his own wings without being on board an aircraft.
2007 - A YEAR FOR A REVOLUTION IN THE AIR