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Monday, 14 July 2014 17:43

Peter Kopfstein beats Sonka and gets the Czech unlimited nationals

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Peter Kopfstein has obtained the first position in the unlimited category at the Czech National Aerobatic Championship, held in Chotěboř.

At the controls of his Extra 330SC, Peter carried the lead after the free sequence and accumulated more points after the first unknown, becoming the winner of the championship. Martin Sonka, his stronger rival and pilot of the Red Bull Air races Master Class made it to the second position and Marek Hyka got the third one.

The event brought together around 30 pilots and a wide variety of aircrafts. 

The weather was pretty fare during half of the event and most of the forecasted flights of the Sportsman, Intermediate, Advanced and Unlimited categories were flown. During the last days, the weather got bad with strong winds and low clouds thus the second unknown of the unlimited was cancelled. Fortunately, the weather cleared up for a while and the spectators were able to enjoy the Freestyle impressive flights.

Podium Czech Unlimited Championship
Unlimited category podium

“This was my first victory in the unlimited category and it felt good, of course. I felt really relaxed and focused the whole week. But now I have to concentrate on the European Championship in Hungary and also in getting a good result in Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup series” Peter said.

The championship flights were assessed by exceptional judges to guarantee a high level of reliability in the championship. We would like to point out the presence of Pert Jirmus, twice world champion (1984-1986) and twice European (1983-1985) and LG Arvidsson, the current CIVA’s President. The rest of the judges were Philippe Kuchler, Stanislav Bajzik, Richard Ponizil, David Kaftan and Lucie Pešková.

The Aero club of Chotěboř was the main organizer of the Czech National Championship and as it is an open event, they expressed their wish to welcome other pilots from different countries in the future.

Source:

http://www.sport.cz/ostatni/ostatni/clanek/585922-kopfstein-vyhral-bitvu-se-sonkou-a-je-ceskym-mistrem-v-letecke-akrobacii.html

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