Fri 28 Aug: FINALE TO WORLD AEROBATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS OVER SILVERSTONE!
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
The climax of the World Technical Championship takes place
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)
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!