All the international news about aerobatic sport.
The spanish aerobatic team Bravo 3, formed by Anselmo Gámez, Cástor Fantoba, and Juan Velarde, just renewed its sponsorship contract with Repsol oil company, thanks to the success of their unique and incredible show, their professionalism, their impact on the aeronautics industry, their reception by the public at the Motorcycle Trials World Championship circuits over the past year, and the distinct shows and presentations of these "three musketeers of aerobatic flight."
On January 23, Kirby Chambliss had a serious accident in El Salvador while flying a formation high Alpha pass with Skip Stewart. For reasons still unknown, the motor of his Extra 300 completely stopped at the end of the runway, forcing him to make an emergency landing.
Here we have a summary of changes to the regulations governing the judging of aerobatic figures in aerobatic competitions for the year 2013. The most important changes revolve around "breaks" taken on the B-axis and the evaluation of the radii of the figures that contain loop segments. In the latter case - and possible representing the most important change - the size and radius of the corners of the parts of the loops that appear in the figure are no longer assessed; rather attention is paid only to evaluating the smoothness of the corners and the evenness and size of the loop segments that incorporate certain figures.