Competition Flying Themed Articles

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GAM Previews: 2012 Reno National Championship Air Races & Air Show The National Air Races have been held at Reno since 1964. This year was the first after the crash that killed 10 spectators and one participant so how the event would change this year and whether the racing would be significantly affected was a question on the mind of many. Rob Edgcumbe travelled to Reno for GAR to see.
GAM Previews: The Sbach 300 Paul Fiddian, a self-confessed lover of all things aerobatic, explores the development of the latest big name player to have emerged on the scene and talks to the aircraft’s designer Philipp Steinbach in the process.
Richard "Smokey" G. Young - A Surprise Encounter While reporting for GAR at the World Aerobatic Championships an unexpected but most welcome opportunity arose. Karl Drage describes his aerial encounter with “Smokey” Young.
World Aerobatic Championships 2009 With the 2009 World Aerobatic Championships - the 25th FAI sponsored event - now complete, Karl Drage looks back at a competition that was marred by tragedy and the weather.
King's Cup Air Race 2009 When you immediately think of air racing, chances are the first notion that will pop into your head will be pylon style - the sort given exposure in recent years by Red Bull - but that's far removed from the handicapped air racing organised and run by the Royal Aero Club - Records, Racing and Rally Association (known as the 3Rs). Karl Drage visited Sywell to witness first hand the 2009 King's Cup Air Race.
The 2009 British Aerobatic Team Part 2 Karl Drage continues his look at the 2009 British Aerobatic Team as they advance towards the World Aerobatic Championships at Silverstone. This week he turns his attentions to the competition itself and the aircraft that Team GB's pilots have chosen to compete with.
The 2009 British Aerobatic Team Part 1 As the British Aerobatic Team prepare to embark on an assault on the 2009 World Aerobatic Championships at Silverstone, Karl Drage met up with them at their final training camp at Sywell to find out everything from the basics of competition aerobatic flying upwards.