August 18-21, Riga FAI Elite Aerobatic Formula, Riga, Latvia 2011-08-18

Riga FAI EAF Qualification  was interrupted by the bad weather.

The preparation was going on smoothly today.  All the planes were ready for the contest. In the morning the weather was just fine for the training flights. All the pilots did one training flight each.

During the qualification only four pilots managed to qualify. The Japanese Yoshihide Muroya – the aircraft Sbach 342, the Englishman Tom Cassells – aircrafts Cap-232 the pilot from Spain Castor Fantoba - aircrafts Su-26, the Finn Sami Kontio – aircrafts Cap-232, managed to qualify for te competition.

Bad weather made the flights impossible after the fourth pilot finished his Aerobatic Against Time and Aerobatic Freestyle programmes
The organizers had to stop the qualification. Tomorrow the pilots that didn’t get the chance to qualify today will continue the qualification at 12:00 am: the Czech Martin Šonka – the aircraft Extra 300SR, Russian Svetlana Kapanina - aircrafts Su-26, the American Jeff Boerboon – the aircraft Extra 330SC, the Russian Michail Mamistov – the aircraft Extra 300L and the Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff will be flying the aircraft Edge 540.

The qualification results will be anounced only then all pilots will complete the qualification flights.

2011 08 19 RIGA FAI Elite Aerobatic Formula - Qualification
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