Interviews with prominent people, influential and related to international aerobatics.
British pilot Paul Bonhomme is well-known in the aerobatic world for his remarkable trajectory as an athlete. For him, aerobatic flight represents the highest freedom in the three dimensional world, and since beginning his career at the age of 22, he has spent 27 years seated regularly at the controls of aerobatic planes.
Snap&Roll interviewed Aude Lemordant, aerobatic pilot widely known on the international aerobatic circuit for her radiant sympathy and for her excellent qualities and skills as aerobatic pilot. Airline pilot by profession with over 6000-flight experience combines her job with her vocation, the aerobatics. Aude just proclaimed Women’s World Aerobatic Champion in the WAC last held in Texas, being the first to snatch the title to the multiple world champion Svetlana Kapanina in recent years.
Member of the “L’equipe de France” since 2009, for her, aerobatics means: “Showing the best of an aircraft”
Nick Buckenham recognized for his excellent track record as a judge FAI in aerobatics competitions and being Chief Judge Contest numerous times in the European Championships and author of the Aerobatic ACRO scoring software, makes us an overview of how it is to be an international judge and explains us the basics of FPS (FairPlay System), system in which he was very active and has revolutionized the scoring system in aerobatic competitions.
Martin Sonka, a military Czech pilot of L-39 Albatros and others, combines his military duties with his pasion, flying aerobatics competitions and exhibitions with his Extra 300SR and Edge 540. Pilot of the known Red Bull Air Races and winner of last Aerobatic Freestyle Challenge (AFC), Martin explains us how he got started in aviation, what are his expectations in the international competitions and describes his fascinating experience in the most Speed Air Race that ever took place in the old continent.