JANUARY - MARCH


02 JAN –FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX SPORTING CODE UPDATE

Further to the annual meeting of the FWGP-CC, it was decided to suppress the distinction between civilian and military competitors in all categories. This is valid from 01 January 2006 onwards.

 

13 JAN –PERFECT ORGANISATION OF THE 2006 AL AIN AEROBATIC SHOW

A fantastic air display has been put in place at Al Ain; flights started on 11th January, the competition started on 13th January and will be held until 15th Jan.

The following Formation Teams will be qualified for the 23rd FAI World Grand Prix:

Jets/Teams
1. Russian Knights        (RUS)
2. Breitling Jet Team     (FRA)
3. Sasol Tigers              (RSA)

Propellers/Teams
1. Royal Jordanian Falcons (JOR)
2. Mazda Zoom Zoom (RSA)

The following solo pilots will be qualified for the 2006 Al Ain Freestyle Aerobatic Trophy:
1. Jurgis KAIRYS (LTU)
2. Klaus SCHRODT (GER)
3. Zoltan VERES (HUN)
4. Will CURTIS (GBR)
5. Patrick DAVIDSON (RSA)

 

14 JAN –COMPETITION DAY 1

The Al Ain Aerobatic Show and the competition flights of the FAI World Grand Prix had to be cancelled today due to a sand storm.

 

15 JAN – COMPETITION DAY 2

Due to the cancellation of the show yesterday, the Al Ain Aerobatic Show organisers have decided to extend the show until Monday.
The competition flights for the FAI World Grand Prix took place and the results are as follows:

Results – Competition day 2 - 23rd FAI World Grand Prix

Jets/Teams

1

RUSSIAN KNIGHTS

(RUS)

9'495

Pts

2

BREITLING JET TEAM

(FRA)

8'930

Pts

3

SASOL TIGERS

(RSA)

7'720

Pts

Propellers/Teams

1

ROYAL JORDANIAN FALCONS

(JOR)

9'170

Pts

2

MAZDA ZOOM ZOOM

(RSA)

8'755

Pts

3

FLYING BULLS

(CZE)

9’480

Pts

 

16 JAN – FINAL COMPETITION RESULTS

The competition could not be held today; therefore the final results are the results of 15 Jan detailed below.

Final Results - 23rd FAI World Grand Prix

Jets/Teams

1

RUSSIAN KNIGHTS

(RUS)

9'495

Pts

2

BREITLING JET TEAM

(FRA)

8'930

Pts

3

SASOL TIGERS

(RSA)

7'720

Pts

Propellers/Teams

1

ROYAL JORDANIAN FALCONS

(JOR)

9'170

Pts

2

MAZDA ZOOM ZOOM

(RSA)

8'755

Pts

3

FLYING BULLS

(CZE)

9’480

Pts

Results - 2006 Al Ain Freestyle Aerobatic Trophy (not an FAI World Grand Prix)
1. Jurgis KAIRYS (LTU) - 7'925 pts
2. Klaus SCHRODT (GER) - 7'725 pts
3. Zoltan VERES (HUN) - 7'470 pts
4. Will CURTIS (GBR) - 7'100 pts
5. Patrick DAVIDSON (RSA) - 6'525 pts

We congratulate the winners and the organisers of the 2006 Al Ain Aerobatic Show. Everyone is looking forward to returning to Al Ain next year.

 

20 JAN – 2006 AL AIN DVD ENQUIRIES

For information, Haute Voltige Productions were not involved in the filming of the 2006 Al Ain Aerobatic Show.

We request that all enquiries regarding the footage and / or DVD production of the 2006 event be sent directly to the Al Ain Organiser.

 

14 MAR – CROSS ROADS OR CROSS WORDS?

Are you upset because you have been betrayed, copied, and destroyed by jealousy? One solution, fight against the spirit of gravity, not with anger, but with laughter.

Haute Voltige will always be where people don't expect us to be.
See you after the vernal point!

 

16 MAR – WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Please do not misunderstand our message dated 14 March, there is no bitterness.
All will be revealed when Haute Voltige Productions (yes, we are also editors!), release their new book (French only for the moment).

What is it about?
A surprise, starting with aerobatics, ending where you cannot guess except if you are aware of poets and "cacozelia latens"...
... or if you "know" why this book is published on 25 March 2006, because you have already received an "initiation".

Here is an indication:
25 + 52 = 77
2006 + 6002 = 8008 and 80+08 = 88.
You don't understand what it means? Even if I say March = 3?
Be patient, more clues will come as additional layers are added to help you over the next few days.

The vernal point is approaching!

 

18 MAR – ROCK AIR MUSICAL

"Dreamings" was our first air musical. It was made especially for children and had an original music score composed by Almadrava.
Then came "The Call of the Skies" with the high octane jazz of Lily Horn is Born.
Next will be "Metal Angels", a "progressive" and "rock" creation of Almadrava. No story, just flights to music and lots of emotion.

 

25 MAR – A NEW TYPE OF AEROBATICS

Tested in French only.
http://www.pensator.org

 


 
APRIL - JUNE


12 APR – VIRTUAL HAUTE VOLTIGE

Our next event will be a display by the Virtual Haute Voltige Team at the 7th Flight Simulator Show to be held in Forli, Italy 06 - 07 May. 
The team will submit an event report and photos which you will find here on our latest news page immediately after the event.

In the meantime, the VIRTUAL HV section of our website will be "off the air" while it goes in for an "engine overhaul".
The section will be back on-line as soon as the reconstruction is completed.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

02 MAY – HUMMINGBIRD: RADIO CONTROLLED MODEL TAKES OFF

The “Hummingbird” aircraft design by Philip Carter has captured the imagination of those searching for a new style of aircraft with maximum manoeuvrability and today, there are several groups developing scale and semi-scale “Hummingbird” radio controlled models.

Patrizio Bronzi of Italy has successfully completed and test flown his electric-powered model version. This model is the first known example of the Hummingbird Configuration on any scale, to have flown.
>>> More information 

 

11 MAY – STRIKE CAUSES CANCELLATION OF THE VIRTUAL HAUTE VOLTIGE DISPLAY

Due to the Italian state railways strike, the Virtual Haute Voltige Team could not reach Forli on time and therefore had to cancel their participation in the 7th Flight Simulator Show held last week-end in Forli, Italy.

 

24 MAY – TURNING BASE

We are in our last round of discussions for our 2006 events. It is clear we do not wish to produce top pilots in events which are not ready for the highest level of competition, or which cannot afford investing a minimum of communication to give value to all efforts involved.
It is more and more difficult to accommodate spectators who wish to attend a show nearly free of charge, organisers who meet problems in securing sponsors who do not aim at "family picnic" targets, and sports aviation communities still working with passion on a volunteer basis while the basis of volunteers is dramatically shrinking.

Only military displays can be an answer, free of charge thanks to public taxes. But should air shows be reduced to a marketing tool for Air Forces?

We all know the question, to be or not to be... In that field, like for television, the answer is the public audience. So, should not aviation professionals change their state of mind regarding public entertainment and have a new "vision"? We have been, and we still are, trying hard. But we are small, so small...

 

19 JUN – NEXT EVENT: TWIN RING MOTEGI, JAPAN 03 – 05 NOV 2006

After a two year break in Japan, the FAI World Grand Prix will return to Twin Ring Motegi for the 2006 Haute Voltige Japan Aerobatics Grand Prix.

It will be the 24th FAI World Grand Prix and a welcomed return to Twin Ring Motegi.

Competing pilots to be announced shortly.

 
JULY - SEPTEMBER


31 JUL – MOTEGI PILOTS ANNOUNCED

The following solo pilots will participate in the Haute Voltige event to be held at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan from 03-05 November 2006.

FAI World Grand Prix competition:
Peter BESENYEI           (HUN)
Viktor CHMAL               (RUS)
Jurgis KAIRYS               (LTU)
Mikhail MAMISTOV        (RUS)
Mike MANGOLD            (USA)
Klaus SCHRODT           (GER)

They will be joined by Paul BONHOMME and Steve JONES from the ever popular "MATADORS" Formation Team.
Sergey RAKHMANIN and Svetlana KAPANINA from Russia are "reserve" solo pilots.

 

05 AUG – KAPANINA TO COMPETE AT MOTEGI

Svetlana Kapanina, five times Female World Champion will participate in the Japan Aerobatics Grand Prix to be held at Twin Ring Motegi.
This will be her 6th Grand Prix competition in Japan and 5th time she will participate at Motegi where she has a strong fan base.

Klaus Schrodt has withdrawn from the Japan Aerobatics Grand Prix due to aircraft issues. Klaus has participated in all 23 Grand Prix events since the competition started in 1996 and this is the first time he had to cancel his participation.

 

18 AUG – MOTEGI JUDGES ANNOUNCED

The following judges have been nominated and will make the trip to Twin Ring Motegi for the Japan Aerobatic Grand Prix:

G. HILL - Chief Judge   (GBR)  
Q.HAWTHORNE            (RSA)
P. KAVKA                      (SVK)
J. DURAS                      (CZE)   
J. ZUMAGLINI               (FRA)   

 

01 SEP – NEW DVD NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to announce the release of our new DVD "Best of Haute Voltige - Vol I".

For 15 years, Haute Voltige has been "fighting the spirit of gravity" and providing an incredible adventure for pilots and all concerned.
This DVD features highlights of this journey.

DVD available at our E-shop
>>> view trailer

 

30 SEP – VIRTUAL HAUTE VOLTIGE IS BACK ONLINE

The Virtual Haute Voltige section has been restructured and now back on-line. We hope you enjoy it!
Many thanks to Marco Cova "Shark", for all his hard work in revamping the Virtual Haute Voltige Team pages.

 

 
OCTOBER - DECEMBER


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.
"Third Place"

 

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.

Do not hesitate to contact and support him.

www.fusionman.ch

 

2007 - A YEAR FOR A REVOLUTION IN THE AIR

 

 


 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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