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WAC 2009 Silverstone

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WAC started yesterday however no flying due poor weather. Hopefully will get the break today. Also best of luck to David Bruton who is listed to fly. You can check up on the results by following this link
http://www.wac2009.com/

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Competition up and running link to CIVA results page;
http://www.civa-results.com/2009/WAC09/ ... ,2and3.htm

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FYI Overview of WAC 2009

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Courtesy WAC website



The World Aerobatic Championships are held every two years and bring together the best aerobatic pilots in the world. The Championships last 10 days as pilots battle it out for the top titles in air sport. Silverstone Circuit in Britain will host the 25th FAI World Aerobatic Championship in 2009


The Championships include two separate competitions, the Technical Championship and the Freestyle Championship.



Technical Championship

The first is called the 'Technical' contest and involves flying a series of aerobatic figures as accurately as possible, the emphasis is on precision and to win this contest a pilot has to fly very complex aerobatic manoeuvres better than any of the other pilots. There are up to four 'rounds' in this contest, so most pilots will fly four aerobatic sequences during the contest. In each sequence the individual figures flown are geometrically defined and drawn from the internationally agreed Aresti Catalogue system.

Qualification Round: Known Programme

All pilots fly the same sequence and will have practiced flying the sequence before the contest. Pilots have to fly the sequence of figures accurately, in the correct order, in the specified direction, in a small area of sky and without stopping! A safe flight in this round qualifies the pilot to participate in the remainder of the competition, but this round does not count towards the final result. The World Championship is a very difficult contest, so pilots have to prove that they are good enough to fly in the contest!

Round 1: Free Programme

In the 'Free' programme each pilot flies a sequence that (s)he has composed him/herself. The manoeuvres flown must demonstrate a high level of technical difficulty and a wide variety of flying techniques. The Free programmes are designed by each pilot to suite his/her own preferences and the capabilities of their specific aircraft type.

Round 2 and 3: Unknown Programmes

Each pilot will then fly two 'Unknown' sequences. These 'unknowns' are composed from figures submitted by the competing countries and are flown without practice. Each nation will try to fox the others' pilots by choosing figures difficult to fly well at the first attempt. The Unknowns are a severe test of pilot skill and the Championship can easily be lost if a pilot executes just one figure incorrectly.

The two 'Unknown' sequences, revealed to contestants only when the previous sequences have been completed, will often be very complex and each pilot's ability to execute these requirements without practice will determine how well (s)he scores.

At every contest, pilots can be observed with hands in the air, walking backwards, or holding an imaginary stick, studying a piece of paper and making sudden turns reminiscent of a ballet dancer. This is known as 'walking the sequence' and is a vital part of the pre-flight mental rehearsal they must make if they are to succeed.

Pilots can win individual medals, or team medals. Countries need three pilots in the competition to be counted towards the team results. Aerobatics is unusual in the world of sport, because men and women compete equally in the battle to win the world title the overall winner of the Technical Championship is called the World Aerobatic Champion, a title that could be won by a man or a woman.



The Freestyle Championship

This flight is much more like airshow flying each flight is very different and flown with smoke and music. The pilots invent their own display sequences that last between 3½ and 4 minutes, using any combination of manoeuvres - anything goes! The only limit is the pilot's skill and imagination. Each performance is judged for technical and artistic merit.

It is a tremendously exciting programme to watch, with aircraft gyrating and tumbling in ways that seem quite impossible to the spectator.

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Dave is running raw 10th at the moment :) Well done that man. Very early days yet.

http://www.civa-results.com/2009/WAC09/ ... ,2and3.htm

Raw Copy & paste of Daves Q1

Fig
No K
factor CJ1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7 J8 J9 J10 J11 Av'ge
marks Equiv
scores
1 49 OK 6,0 8,0 7,5 8,0 5,5 7,0 7,5 6,5 8,5 7,5 7,2 352,8
2 34 OK 7,0 7,0 6,5 7,5 7,0 6,5 7,0 8,0 8,0 6,5 7,1 241,4
3 33 OK 6,0 7,0 6,5 8,0 5,0 8,0 7,0 7,0 8,5 7,5 7,1 232,7
4 19 OK 7,0 7,5 7,0 7,0 7,0 7,5 7,5 7,5 8,0 8,0 7,4 140,6
5 41 OK 6,0 6,5 5,5 6,0 4,0 7,0 8,0 5,0 8,5 7,5 6,4 262,4
6 34 OK 6,0 6,0 6,5 5,0 2,0 6,5 HZ HZ 8,0 7,0 5,9 199,8
7 26 OK 4,5 6,0 6,0 6,0 4,0 6,0 6,0 5,5 8,0 6,5 5,9 152,1
8 36 OK 5,0 6,0 5,5 3,0 4,0 5,5 6,0 6,0 7,5 5,5 5,4 194,4
9 42 OK 7,0 7,0 7,5 7,0 5,5 8,5 6,5 6,0 8,0 7,0 7,0 294,0
Posi 20 OK 7,0 6,5 7,0 6,0 5,5 7,5 6,5 5,0 7,5 6,5 6,5 130,0


Maximum possible score

3340,0

Equivalent raw score total

2200,1

No penalties to deduct



Pre-FP score estimate:

65,0
%

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Strange bunch of individual judges' marks for Dave's figure 6... ranging from 8 to Zero... :?:

I can only assume the 'fair play' system will replace the 2 x 'HZ' scores with an average at least...

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Those two HZs will be wiped out because of majority rule - so yes, the FairPlay will calculate replacement scores for the figure.

Spent the day at WAC yesterday. The morning saw many showers pass through but by early afternoon, under a much friendlier sky, the Known flights got underway. Flying continued until 7pm to get about half the pilots flown. Dave flew at about 5:30 and put in a fantastic performance - his positioning in the box was particularly good despite the strong wind from right box. His high scores should hopefully see him placed in the third group to fly the Free sequence.

I'll post some photos a little later.
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For anyone interested, here's a link to the scores and positions, which are constantly being updated.

http://www.civa-results.com/2009/WAC09/ ... ,2and3.htm

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Check out Airsports TV Interview Dave Bruton

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David being interviewed about his Sukhoi and his chances

http://www.wac2009.com/wacresults_day2.html

:P :P :P :P

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Accident at Silverstone

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Heard details of accident at Silverstone on Sky News.

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Hi there
Could you translate the score sheet in Flyer1's post into English, please? I don't know what "No K" means ...and the rest.........please.
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Stovepipe - if you click on the link: http://www.civa-results.com/2009/WAC09/ ... ,2and3.htm it will make a little more sense. This shows the current placement of all pilots which have flown so far. Dave Bruton's scores for the "Q" are found here: http://www.civa-results.com/2009/WAC09/01UNP023.htm

The Q sequence is a pre-published sequence which you can practise over and over again before the competition. This years Q is found here: http://aerobatics.org.uk/sequences/Powe ... dQ2009.gif

Each figure in a sequence is scored out of 10 by each judge. Because each figure varies in difficulty and may be made up of several smaller scorable figures (e.g. you could have a vertical line with a flick roll on the way up), it is given a difficulty factor, or "K" factor. If the judge gives you a 7 out of 10 for your figure, then the 7 is multiplied by the figure's K factor to give you a total weighted score for that figure.
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WAC RESULTS AND BLOG

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Latest results and scores available for WAC 2009 at
http://www.civa-results.com/

There is also a daily blog from the contest by CIVA president Mike Heuer available at http://www.fai.org/aerobatics/PresidentPage

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