PUBLISHED: 17:46 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:56 10 October 2012

First round of aerial contest at Al Ain show at end of Jan

THE new season of Aero GP events starts at the end of this month with three UK pilots battling it out in Abu Dhabi.The Aero GP series of races will form part of the Al Ain Aerobatic Show which takes place from 28 – 31 January 2009.Gerald Cooper, Mark Jefferies and Andy Bickmore will compete in the multi-discipline Grand Prix contest against other pilots from various countries .It is the first time that the event will be held in the UAE, and organiser Jeff Zaltman believes the format will wow the airshow crowds. He said, “We are excited to showcase our sport to a new audience.”

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