The beautiful Rio Verde city had a splendid show of countless acrobatics flights in its sky perfomed by pilots from different parts of Brazil. All kinds of plane came from São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina, Goiás, Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso. Also, some people arrived from Rio Grande do Sul bringing Christen Eagle airplane from Aeroclub. It was a flight of over 1000 kilometers and in which temperatures were under 0º Celsius (32ºF).
The weather was typical from Brazilian savannah, dry air and clear sky. Since it had been a long time from the last competition many pilots were hoping to have a serious evaluation by the judges even if they didn’t get any prizes, just to demonstrate their sophistication. All 2013 FAI programs were executed, but the best contest happened in Sportsman category, with 15 participants. In Primary category 7 pilots were flying and the other ones had one pilot each. And a special attention must be given to the Unlimited category, which had Francis Barros as a pilot, who was proclaimed as Brazilian National Aerobatic Champion and he is going to compete in World Championship next October in Texas. All flights were safe and no incidents were reported. Primary title was taken by Mario Lara (Christen Eagle II), Sportsman title by Camilo Freitas (Christen Eagle II), Intermediate title by Alexandre Venson (Extra 230) and Advanced title by André Textor (Pitts S-2X).
The team spirit was definitely a highlight in the event. Also, other pilots that competed have given their time to help judge others categories. As others offered as volunteers to take care of the backstage too. Many pilots such as Fernando Paes de Barros, also participated in the event following FAI rules. And for the first time in Brazil it was used a software called CIVA Fair Play System to organize the competition.
The event was a success and from now on Brazilians tend to organize annually competitions between different regions and one National as it has been done in USA and France.