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PUBLISHED: 11:54 28 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:01 10 October 2012

Technical champs today, freestyle champs tomorrow

The World Aerobatic Championships 2009 will culminate this

weekend in an action packed finale that will see the world’s greatest

pilots showcase their dazzling talents across a range of technical and

freestyle disciplines.

Visitors will also be wowed with a breathtaking display

from the world famous Vulcan bomber while the high octane action will continue

on the ground with the historic Silverstone circuit hosting the latest round of

the British Touring Car Championships (BTCC)

The climax of the World Technical Championship takes place

on Friday 28 August while the World Freestyle Championship will be held on Saturday 29.

Both days promise to provide some of the most spectacular flying ever seen in

this country with pilots battling it out for the coveted title of World


As a further attraction, Andy Green, the first person to

break the sound barrier on land, will be bringing a scaled down model of the

Bloodhound SSC, in which he hopes to set a 1000mph world record with his

partner Richard Noble.

Regarded as the most popular display plane in the country,

the enormous Avro Vulcan delta-winged Cold War bomber which was recently

restored to flight, is sure to be one of the biggest draws of the weekend.

 Jeff Zaltman, MD of Flying Aces, commented, “Spectators heading to Silverstone this Friday and

Saturday are in for a thrilling show. The finale of the championships promises

fantastic entertainment with spectacular displays of extreme skill and

precision from the competing WAC pilots. Equally as exciting for aviation

enthusiasts will be the arrival of the Vulcan bomber on Saturday. This is truly

an honour and we’re thrilled as organisers to be able to host such a

world renowned plane.  With Andy Green onsite with a model of his

prototype Bloodhound SCC and the BTCC stars on track we

really can guarantee a fantastic day out!&#

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